Blooming good times in Rockdale Park | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

The fruits of all the hard work of the Bayside Council park staff are on display for all to see at Rockdale Park this summer.

Rain and cooler-than-average temperatures have also contributed to a colorful harvest in the park.

Leader photographer Chris Lane went to Rockdale Park this week to shoot the results.

The 3.2-acre park on West Botany Street is one of Rockdale’s earliest public parks and is considered unique within the Bayside local government area for its dense plantings of ornamental conifers and rare tree species.

Bayside Council completed a major upgrade to Rockdale Park in 2020, which includes a new playground, new water feature with reflection ponds, new pedestrian bridge, shallow pools and aquatic plants; new park furnishings, including chairs and picnic areas, bubblers, BBQ and bike racks, a new pedestrian walkway along West Botany Street, new park access points and new internal pathways.

Bayside Council has also conducted its annual park rejuvenation program to preserve and enhance the Council’s open park space.

More than 16 parks are aerated, fertilized and provided with top quality, as well as high-quality playing surfaces for the local sports clubs and the local community.

The parks program was launched in September, with the Council’s field staff undertaking various procedures to improve the quality of local parks.

Work is underway at Cahill Park, Bexley Oval, Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve, Scarborough Park, Scarborough East, Tonbridge Reserve, AS Tanner Reserve, Arncliffe Park (Juniors), Rockdale Netball Courts, Jellicoe Park, Rowland Park, Boorale Park Rugby, Boorale Park Soccer, L’Estrange Park, Mascot Oval Rugby and Sir Joseph Banks.

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