Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published October 22nd 2012
Let your dog run free while you take in the view
If you live in the inner west, you all know Federal Park with parking in Chapman St, and you certainly will have been to a birthday party, picnic, or walked a dog at Federal Park. Stunning views of the water and bridges, linking up with the popular Jubilee Park and Bicentennial Park I & II.
It's worth making a visit for those further afield. You can build it in to a pre-lunch stroll to the Fish Markets or head to a cafe in Annandale, or best of all, bring a picnic and enjoy the wide open space.
For those with kids, there is a fenced in playground, that's got equipment not seen in most parks, as well as the standard swings and climbing frames. It even has a mini bike/scooter path for littlies, so as not to have to contend with the real deal outside the fence.
Right at the exit to the playground is a shelter, popular for parties and get-togethers - if you want to guarantee the use of the shelter, you will need to book it. There is also a barbeque near the shelter, but not so near as to risk burning the littler guests.
The toilet block, that is clean and maintained, has a wheelchair facility too.
Unlike Jubilee Park, dogs are permitted off leash, unless the sports field is in use. Bring a leash if you intend to cross the little bridge into Jubilee Park.
The pathway permits bikes, skate boards and skates, so you can cover a lot of ground safely if you cross all three parks that link up. This is a park in a great location, which caters to the community enjoyment in a way a lot of parks don't. It's thoughtfully set out and is a wonderful place to pass a few hours, watching the world go by.