Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 2596 - Sydney Park at St Peter's

Another hidden oasis in the Big Smoke


Sydney never ceases to amaze me.  As a visitor it has always seemed so city-like but with every visit I discover more and more about this international icon.



The inner-west suburb of St Peter's is best recognised by its tall free standing chimneys which were part of the brick works which closed down after World War II.

Sitting on the edge of what is now Sydney Park the brick works are well known in paleontology circles for the discovery of an intact prehistoric amphibian skeleton back in 1910.





Once the brick works shut down the pits became a dumping ground for local rubbish with the broader area used as the local tip.

The tip closed in 1980 and Sydney Park was born to create a fantastic and very large space for inner-west families to enjoy.

Covering 41.6 hectares this great location includes a kids playground, cafe, wetlands. bush land, hills, stepping stones, wide open spaces and an extensive path system that winds through it all.

Best of all it's dog friendly with water bowls and dog poop bins to ensure your pooch is well catered for.

This photo courtesy of the City Of Sydney website





Sydney Park is definitely a winner!

It's time for me to sign off here so we can take get our sneakers on and go get some exercise through this lovely parkland.

Happy Wednesday! 

Have you been to Sydney Park?

What hidden gems have you discovered recently?  

4 comments :

  1. Another place to explore! You had perfect weather for it too!

    SSG xxx

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  2. Love the dress you're wearing! Looks like a cool place to explore.

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  3. You look fabulous in that dress. Perfect for the weather.
    The world could do with more parks :)

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  4. It looks lovely. I haven't been to Sydney for 15 years so must be about time I went back!

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