Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
While you are out and about in Charters Towers why not have a picnic in one of their beautiful parks. Lissner Park, comprising of seven hectares, includes the Boer War Kiosk, Band Rotunda, children's playground, World War One guns, Gudgal People yarning circle, duck pond and memorials to grazier William Hann and pioneer Jupiter Mossman. Lissner Park is well lit therefore perfect for evening picnics. There are picnic tables, gas barbecues and it is always cool and shady. The trees within the park include figs, jacarandas, eucalypts, tamarinds, burdekin plum, milky pines, palms and silky oaks.
The park was named after Isidor Siegfried Lissner who arrived in Charters Towers in 1873. During his time in Charters Towers Lissner developed a financial empire based on mining and commercial interests. He took a keen interest in community affairs and pushed for the establishment of sporting facilities and public amenities such as Lissner Park.