"Hawthorne Park" has play things to suit children of all ages from a sandpit for babies, monkey bars and climbing frames to the super, slippery slide that challenges toddlers, puts grey hairs on mother's heads and extols whoops of delight from bigger kids. The park is well used by the community and used to be a cycling velodrome and is still a wonderful track for cycling, running or walking the dog. On the second Sunday of the month you can even find a local market, Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne, at the Morningside Panthers Football Club at the heart of the park.
"Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne" brings the best of what is on offer locally to Hawthorne on the second Sunday of every month between 7am -1pm. This is a boutique, lifestyle market, designed with families in mind. It offers fun activities for children, including face painting, bouncy castles and pony rides as well as sporting activities for older children.
There is an array of the finest fresh and seasonal produce stalls, organic speciality items, hot food stalls and stunning lifestyle stalls. With live music, a choice of the most delicious coffee and freshly baked goods, there really is something for the whole family. Market dates until the end of the year are 14 July, 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov and 8 Dec 2013.