Sydney Branch: Walking Tour of Oatley Park
10 March @ 11:30 am AEDT
Oatley Castle. (Photo care of Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society)
Join us for a walking tour of Oatley Park led by members of the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society following a talk by a local historian.
Venue: Oatley Park, starting and finishing at The Castle.
Cost: AGHS Members $20, Non-members $30, Students $5 includes light refreshments following the walk.
Book: at Trybooking. Bookings essential.
There are other walks available and a drive through the park reveals views of the Georges River.
An area of 47 hectares was dedicated for Public Recreation in the NSW Government Gazette on 25th March 1887.
Oatley Park protects important examples of the natural environment which occurred throughout the area before the spread of suburbs.
During the Great Depression (1929-1933) significant changes were made to the park. Roads were constructed by men on the Unemployment Relief Scheme.
Paths and lookouts were constructed as well as the castellated kiosk known as The Castle.
Flannel flowers in Oatley Park. (Image Jan Churcher)