Surrounded by towering trees and dotted with tiny wild flowers, Stirling's Apex Park is like a hidden fairy glen. Apex Park may not have all the useful features that make other parks great to visit--things like toilets, playgrounds, barbecues, and picnic benches--but Apex park is a beautiful spot and it's worth it for a chance to escape into nature for a bit.
Apex Park is hidden right behind the Conventry Library. You can walk down behind the nearby shops to get there, or head down Merrion Terrace until the park appears on your left.
A creek runs through the park and it's quite relaxing watching the water babble over the rocks. The banks are quite low, which means that while you'll still need to keep an eye on kids playing around the creek, you don't need to worry about any sharp drop offs. Bridges cross over the creek and add to the picturesque nature.
Of course, it's not all sunshine and green grass. Unfortunately Apex Park is at its best when viewed through rose tinted glasses. A shopping trolley tossed in the creek and the odd chip packets scattered over the grass do lessen the appeal a little bit. It seems that Apex Park doesn't just draw those wanting a bit of serenity. It's a shame, because it truly is a beautiful spot and it would be great to see council put in some extra resources to keep it a bit cleaner.
Apex Park is by no means filthy, it just feels a little forgotten. If you skip over a few of the downsides it's a wonderful little bit of nature to escape to. Beautiful as it is, Apex Park would be magical if it just had that extra touch.