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Published February 12th 2017
Fellmonger Park Is A Must Visit Redlands Location
Fellmonger Park is located in Ormiston and was named due to its historical background. In 1853 a Fellmongery was established and operated for around 10 years.
A Fellmongery deals primarily in the trade of skins and is one of the oldest professions in the world After the Fellmongers closure, the site then went on to be used for farming operations until the 1970's when the Redland Council reinstated it as parkland.
The Fellmongery site gained Heritage listing in September 2009. You can see the evidence where it once was as you walk through the park, protected by pine log fencing.
Fellmonger Park has a few unique reasons that will make you want to visit. The vegetation is lush, consisting of eucalypts, cassia and the occasional melaleuca tree along the banks of Hilliard's creek.
There are plenty of grass areas for a picnic and further along the walking track you will find yourself at Apex Park which hosts a playground & BMX track.
The park is easy to navigate with smooth concrete pathways throughout and walking bridges over the creek. Throughout the walk you will see different bird life including ducks. Occasionally I spot a turtle on my walks and large nests build in the reeds.