Nurragingy Reserve is a recreational facility divided into many picnic areas and tucked into the peaceful sounds of beautiful Bushland covering over 90 hectares of recreational space ideal for bike riding, bush walking, family picnics and casual sporting games. It is located in Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales and was opened in 1981.
The park has picnic and BBQ areas (wood supplied), children’s playgrounds, bush walking tracks, formal garden areas, planted as International Gardens, quiet shaded areas and pavilions, a waterfall, Chinese Garden (just added recently), natural bushland ideal for nature studies, toilets, wedding garden areas (bookings essential), the Nurragingy Blacksmith, and the Colebee Centre.
Here are some photos I took from this park. These photos were taken spring of 2010 the year when I started seriously taking photography as a hobby … with a passion. My camera then was a simple Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS.
Here are some photos recently taken on the present landscape of the park, the Chinese Garden now is the centrepiece. People love to visit the place and most often take photos with the Chinese Garden as the background on their photos.
They call the place as the Carss Bush Park named after William Carss who originally owned the place (1854-178).
The park is a foreshore from Kogarah’s bay just off the Carwar Avenue covering an area of 25 hectares. Carss Bush Park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and services. These include the Carss Park Café and Grill, the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool, sports fields, bushland, playground areas, picnic and BBQ facilities, an intertidal swimming area, a Life Savers building, internal car parks, a stage area and other amenities and infrastructure.
We were here yesterday, and I enjoyed taking photos of the bushland and its wildlife. There were many people that day, all of the shaded picnic areas were occupied and some just laid down some picnic blankets on the grass to place their foods, etc. One big event, a birthday celebration was celebrated under the big trees just down or off the road and parking area.
Here are some photos of the wildlife I took from here.
This is called the Archibald Fountain which is the centre piece at Hyde Park located right beside the St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney. The fountain was designed by François-Léon Sicard and donated by J.F. Archibald in 1932 in honour of Australia’s contribution to World War I in France.
Foreign and local tourists flocked here every day and sometimes by the truck loads. They usually make the monuments as a background to their photos. The monument is a good piece of art anyway and very attractive to all, the park wouldn’t be that lovely and awesome without it.
I usually dropped by here when I go the city to take photos of it but sometimes I can’t because of the number of people taking turns in their photography of the monument and fountain, just like the photos I posted here.