About The Area
Filled with restaurants and cafes this would have to be the centre point of activity in the region.
Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Classy bars and clubs offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends.
Easy access to public transport provides the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility of living close to the hills, yet with public transport close enough to take you right into the heart of the city with ease.
Local shops and supermarkets offer convenient shopping. The suburb also offers diverse living with ever changing streetscapes catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up market living.
Throughout the 1980s, Collingwood Park was marketed as, "The Dress Circle Suburb Of Ipswich". The suburb's name implied a "leafy" residential area which differentiated it from nearby Redbank, the site of several collieries and industries: a map, c1940, showed the area as devoid of any development apart from a perimeter road.
Notable events which drew attention to the area included 13th Australian Scout Jamboree, 1982–83, the annual 5 kilometres Collingwood Park fun run and the 1983 radio 4BK house giveaway and concert held on the site of the current state school.
The main thoroughfare is Collingwood Drive which runs south from Redbank Plaza shopping centre. Goupong Park has a memorial to the first labour strike in Queensland (1861), when miners at Redbank went out for a fortnight. Banjo Patterson Park, along Goodna Creek, has several playground and recreation facilities.