Established during the 1880s and winner of several awards, Alma Park is located one block from Uralla’s main street. The park received its name in 1893 when local school children assembled to plant one hundred trees within its grounds. The first tree was planted by Alma O’Connor, daughter of the Mayor, Alderman O’Connor, and the park now bears her name in remembrance of the occasion.
In springtime, brightly coloured flower beds complement the many grand old trees planted by Alma and her school friends all those years ago. A meandering pathway leads visitors past a locally forged iron lace rotunda and down to the picturesque Uralla Creek. An aging footbridge straddling the creek beckons walkers to continue on to the slightly more challenging walk around nearby Mount Mutton.
Each October, Alma Park is home to many of the activities on the program of the popular Thunderbolts Festival which includes markets, rock wall climbing and entertainment for all the family.
Facilities in the park include toilets, a children’s playground and two free electric barbeques.
Alma Park is a peaceful and relaxing place to stop for a break with plenty of room for caravan and campervan parking.