About 10 minutes from home is a memorial park with something for everyone. Originally it was the site of a family farm bought in 1896 by Jacob and Mary Ellen Smith, parents of Frank. Walking around the park there are obvious remnants of the farm.
Area largely cleared, where dairy cows probably grazed.
Remains of a planted Olive hedge
Poplars, remnants of the past
Old wall beside the creek
Natural environment beside the creek
Within the park are a BMX track, cricket nets, Picnic Shelter, an oval and playground.
Saturday morning Soccer match in progress
BMX Track undergoing renovation
In the background children are on play equipment
“The Fallen Log” where our grandkids like to play
Will we cross? Yes!
The dam is a very special place, digging this dam gave Frank Smith purpose when distraught at the death of his son, John. Over the years many local kids have come to swim in the dam after school.
Looking down on the dam dug by Frank Smith
The dam where you can sometimes spot a tortoise.
On a relaxing walk around the park you can see attractive plants and of course birds.
Wren – tail a-twitch
Red Gum blossom
Tough little flower
New Holland Honeyeater after a bath
Japonica -near the dam
Escapee from someone’s garden