Geissman Oval Address: Main St, North Tamborine
Also known as the North Tamborine Park, Geissmann Park or Nth Tamborine Sports Centre, Geissmann Oval is a well utilised sporting venue for Tamborine Mountain residents and visitors. It is situated just off Main Street, North Tamborine where you will find restaurants, shops and cafes.
In September 2007, Tamborine Mountain Sports Association (TMSA) was formed to coordinate development of the Tamborine Mountain Sport and Recreation Complex, to manage operations of that Complex, and to co-ordinate multi-sport activities in the Tamborine Mountain region. TMSA’s vision is to create a sport and recreation complex and community focal point for all ages that blends in with Tamborine Mountain’s village environment and ecology and which fosters a happy and healthy Tamborine Mountain community through resident participation in sport, recreation and relaxation. Its membership consists of sport and recreation clubs in the Tamborine Mountain region.
Development of a sport and recreation complex had been under discussion since 2000. In 2002 a petition highlighting the paucity of sporting facilities on Tamborine Mountain to Beaudesert Shire Council (now Scenic Rim Regional Council) was signed by 1,047 adult residents. The following year, a proposal to develop a sport and recreation complex on Tamborine Mountain was presented to Ministerial Regional Communities Forum 16 and the residents’ petition was handed to Mayor Ron Munn; a meeting of key stakeholders and formation of a working group followed. In 2005, the Tamborine Mountain Sports Opportunities Options Study was completed and Beaudesert Shire Council purchased a 20Ha property at 364-412 Long Road, North Tamborine 4272. In 2006, consultant John Wood undertook a community liaison program to canvas three design options and in 2007 the Reserve Master Plan, Tamborine Mountain District Sport and Recreation Complex was adopted by Council. Also in that year, the working group was incorporated as “Tamborine Mountain Sports Association Inc.”