Katherine town and surrounds provide plenty of park and garden areas. Dakota Park, Giles Park, Jukes Park, Ryan Park and O’Shea park. Along Riverbank Drive on the Katherine River, Katherine Hot Springs provide swimming, shaded picnic tables and barbeque facilities set among monsoon forest and tall paperbark trees and ghost gums when you can sit back and relax or enjoy the abundant birds and wildlife. A paved pathway loops around and along the Katherine River and mountain bike trails weave on and off the paved pathway down to the river. A café and bike hire are situated at the Hot Springs Carpark in the dry season May – October.