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Castle Hill Heritage Park

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I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published May 6th 2019
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Where fun meets history (image JW)

Castle Hill Regional Park is a nationally significant site where the third government farm outside of Sydney was established in 1801 but the history of the site goes back much longer with the first users being the Dharug people. Here it is possible for one to learn about the history and development of this part of Sydney.

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A place of history ( image JW)

The 20 hectares of rolling green hills, which contains remnants of Blue Gum forest, is situated in a residential part of Castle Hill not far from Castle Towers shopping centre. Surprisingly it is quite secluded and it is peaceful enough to hear a variety of bird calls. Concrete walking paths lead up away from the parking area to a quieter picnic area and continue on to an easy but interesting circuit walk.

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Nice playground and picnic area (image JW)

Interpretative signage and evidence of buildings uncovered during archaeological investigations provide information about the various incarnations of the land.

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Informative signage (image JW)

The shaded soft fall surfaced playground includes a small water play area, a small slide and a variety of swings. Aside from the playground there is plenty of room for kicking a ball, running up hills and riding bicycles on the paths. Most of the park is accessible for wheelchairs although the path to the top area may be a bit steep.

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Full of history (image JW)

There is plenty of convenient parking onsite, a unisex toilet block including disabled access, gas barbecues, shelter sheds and drinking water for dogs as well as humans.

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Site of the barracks Kitchen (image JW)

Castle Hill Heritage Park provides something for everyone be they history buffs, dog lovers, children and carers, nature lovers or fitness aficionados.
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Why? Enjoy nature and history in the great outdoors
When: Anytime you like
Phone: 1300 426 654
Where: Heritage Park Drive, Castle Hill NSW
Cost: Free
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Just wondering when the photos were taken as the park is now in The Hills Shire not Baulkham Hills Shire Council.
by cotta (score: 1|11) 776 days ago
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