Parks and Gardens
Beautiful parks and gardens are a key feature of the Orange community.
Cook Park & the Botanic Gardens
Cook Park is the most famous of Orange's collection of parks. Established in 1873 Cook Park takes up an entire city block. Robertson Park and the Orange Botanic Gardens also provide a delightful place to visit and relax while open days are held throughout the year where visitors have the chance to appreciate magnificent showcase gardens which are located throughout the city.
Lake Canbobolas is one the region's best attractions, a great location for BBQs and picnics, and a venue for sporting events.
Open Space Recreation
The Orange district includes a number of locations which invite visitors to explore the natural environment and the open air. These include Mt Canobolas and the Gosling Creek / Bloomfield Park areas.
An area of 2023 square metres in the centre of Orange was gazetted for public recreation on May 1887 and named Robertson Park after Sir John Robertson who served in State Parliament from 1856-1886 and later became Premier and Governor.
The park lies over Blackman's Swamp Creek, the first water supply for Orange. It is said that teamsters frequently camped in the area.
Robertson Park Heritage Walk (1.87MB)
Orange's Significant Landscape Features
The Survey of Significant Landscape Features was a detailed investigation of over 200 places, objects, elements, trees, views and vistas in the Orange area. In addition the project detailed the evolution of the landscape in a series of maps dating from European settlement to current day in 30 year increments.
Other Brochures and Application Forms
Bird Routes of Orange District (358KB)
Orange Street Trees Fact Sheet (10.4MB)
Autumn Colours ( 440 KB)
Parks, Gardens & Your Garden Guide (3.29MB)
Walking Cycling Orange (5.0MB)
A Guide to Playgrounds in Orange (1.11MB)