In November 2016 the Parkhurst Town Centre opened its doors allowing Parkhurst to become a hot spot for those wanting a bit of distance between them and the inner suburbs, without being far from vital amenities. This charming suburb provides early education options with Parkhurst Early Learning Centre and Parkhurst State School. Parkhurst is home to several family friendly attractions including the Rockhampton Heritage Village, which showcases historical buildings and artefacts from the Rockhampton regional as well as local markets and functions. The Limestone Creek Environmental Park is another great attraction to the area, with walking trails through the open eucalypt forest along Limestone Creek. This area is a popular attraction for bird watchers and photographers. In the south-west of the suburb is the Parkhurst Industrial Estate, including companies such as VCV Rockhampton, Hopkins Brothers and Royal Wolf Shipping Containers.