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Lismore : lismore visitor guide
beautiful parks and playgrounds, awesome pools, roller skating, ten-pin bowling and plenty of wide open spaces... just a few ideas to entertain the family on your visit to Lismore. parks and gardens Lismore prides itself on its beautiful parks and public spaces. From its well tended formal gardens to its lush and carefully protected rainforest reserves, you're sure to find a tranquil space to relax and unwind. Heritage Park, next to the Lismore Visitor Information Centre, is a paradise for kids (and a treat for their parents too!) with lots of cleverly designed play equipment and a wonderful little miniature railway that runs around the park. The train operates on Thursdays, weekends and all throughout the school holidays. With plenty of shade, shelters and barbeques, Heritage Park is the perfect spot for a family picnic. Nearby Riverside Park connects residents and visitors to the Wilsons River that runs through the heart of Lismore. Enjoy the multi-tiered wharf and boat ramp, expansive parklands with free BBQs, shelters and lighting, a 'fully sick' skate park plus the Wilsons River Experience Walk. This 3km riverside walk starts at the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and takes in a unique outdoor museum comprising a bush food garden, a huge butter churn sculpture relaying stories of Lismore's dairying history at the press of a button and three story sites housing spectacular interpretive panels that paint a picture of Widjabul and European settlement along the banks of the river. The Wilsons River Experience Walk is designed to link in with Lismore's Café and Culture Trail, a self-guided walk that takes you on a journey through Lismore's colourful history and culture and into the City Centre where you can experience the city's funky café scene. Call into the Lismore Visitor Information Centre to pick up a map featuring the Wilsons River Experience Walk, the Café and Culture Trail and Lismore's Historic Interest Walk. With 5 hectares of parklands, Wade Park in East Lismore is another favourite venue for family gatherings and a great place for kids to burn off some excess energy. There's heaps of swings, slides and picnic shelters, plus a wheelchair-accessible playground featuring a 'big red bus'. Wade Park's big draw card is its road safety playground complete with bike tracks, intersections and road safety signage to replicate a small-scale traffic environment. Pack a picnic, pack your bikes and pack the family off for a great day out. family fun "I love the train rides" -- Angus MacDonald, Aged 5, Heritage Park fan (02) 6620 0500