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Curtilage Park

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published August 29th 2015
Curtilage Park is located on the Pacific Highway in Wahroonga. I had hoped the busy road (with no parking) wasn't the only way to access the space, but there really is no back entrance from another street.

Probably because of this location, the place always looks empty to me. But if you do visit, you will find it to be a modern park with lots of play equipment and well looked after gardens.

The equipment caters to all different ages and includes a large play set about halfway along the space. Just before this is an area with some individual pieces.

There is open space at the very back, which has two trees, though they're not big enough to provide much shade. Seats are dotted around the edges of the entire area.

I visited Curtilage Park in late August, when quite a few flowers were in bloom, including cherry blossoms.

If you've ever been to Balcombe Park (also in Wahroonga), you may notice, like me, that the two places have quite a few similarities. To start with, both are new creations from Ku-ring-gai Council, resulting from its desire to produce more public spaces for the area's projected increase in residents.

Both are also located outside heritage buildings. In the case of Curtilage Park, there are state-listed heritage houses, Mahratta and Yaamba, on either side.

In fact, the name of the park stems from this location; 'curtilage' refers to 'the area of land surrounding an tem of heritage significance which is essential for interpreting its heritage significance'. You can can read more about the history of the buildings at the site, or in the case of Mahratta, here.

If you don't live within walking distance of Curtilage Park, the closest place to park your car is just round the corner on Fox Valley Road. Myall Avenue and Gilda Avenue are also options further north along the highway.
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Why? It's an unexplored park with heritage significance
When: Any day
Where: 1540 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
Cost: Free
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