Piccabeen Park Bangalow

Bangalow Weir Parklands

The Piccabeen Park, known by many as the Bangalow Weir, is on the fringe of the town and is a much-loved community asset.

The weir opened in 1924 and was a popular swimming spot for locals, with many people crediting their ability to swim, to the lessons they had in the weir during their childhood. 

It has immense heritage, social and environmental values for the Bangalow community.

In March 2024, the park was officially renamed Piccabeen Park – after the indigenous name for the Bangalow Palm tree and the baskets made from its fronds.

Rebuilding the Bangalow weir

In 2010 the weir failed and it was the wish of the community that the historic weir wall be fixed and the waterway restored.

This was made possible with funding from:

  • Commonwealth and NSW Governments
  • Byron Shire Council.

With assistance from:

  • Bangalow Parklands Group
  • Bangalow Landcare
  • Community.

What work was done to the Bangalow weir?

  • The weir has been restored
  • The old swimming platform has been fixed
  • Rocks from local properties have been used to reinforce the side walls and create rock pools and support fish habitat and platypus
  • A new playground, picnic tables
  • Increased parking
  • Landscaping and lighting.


Cnr Deacon and Ashton Streets, Bangalow 2479  View Map

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