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Beatrice Thompson Park

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published March 22nd 2015
Beatrice Thompson Park is surrounded by units and the park clearly exists to provide all the children living nearby with somewhere to play. However, there are lots of facilities in this small space.

Most importantly, of course, is the presence of a playground. This one is fenced and has a lot of different colourful pieces of equipment, including all the basics like swings, slides and a see-saw, all with a soft-fall surface underneath them.

The park isn't just for little kids though. There's also a basketball hoop, on the raised area above the playground. The hoop doesn't exactly come with any kind of court though--it's all grass--but the area around is is quite flat (the rest of the park is not).

If the whole family visits, there is a barbecue to cook lunch on and sheltered tables within the playground area. Near Albert Street there is also a paved area with lots of seats.

The park was named after Beatrice Thompson, who moved to Hornsby after the Depression. Thompson had a huge involvement in the local community and helped to establish local branches of the Country Women's Association, Torchbearers for Legacy, the Hornsby Senior Citizens' Club and the Hornsby Hospital Geriatrics Auxiliary. You can learn more about her here.

There are quite a lot of facilities at Beatrice Thompson Park but I wouldn't recommend that anyone who doesn't live within walking distance visit the place, mainly because there's rarely any parking available on the surrounding streets.
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Why? You live in one of the apartments nearby
When: Any day
Where: On the corner of Albert Street and Water Street in Hornsby
Cost: Free
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