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Fellmonger Park, Ormiston

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by Kate Shelby (subscribe)
My name is Kate Shelby. I love travelling, food & Netflix. You can catch me at or @thekateshelby
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, Ormiston Park
Fellmongery Site Credit: Wikipedia

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.

Fellmonger Park Ormiston
Fellmonger Park Natural Bushland

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.

Fellmonger Park Ormiston
Overlooking The Creek From The Bridge

The walk along Hilliards creek has amenities to make life easier. Some of these include:

  • Carparks located beside Softball Club & Apex Park

  • Dog Park - End Of Sturgeon Street

  • Playground & Toilets

  • Open grass areas for picnics or fitness groups

  • Seating & plenty of shade

  • Small outdoor exercise equipment area

  • Teo Public transport stops

  • No Swimming - but you can dip your feet in

  • Fellmonger Park, Ormiston really is a beautiful place for a walk, bike ride or picnic. It is very quiet during the weekdays and parking is still manageable on the weekends.

    My last visit was one of the hottest days in February. I think this cane toad speaks for all of us during the Queensland Summer.

    Fellmonger Park Ormiston, Redlands parks
    R.I.P. Mr Cane Toad

    Fellmonger Park is located along Sturgeon Street, Ormiston. Map Location HERE.

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    Why? Natural Bushland, Bird Life & Tranquility
    Where: Fellmonger Park, Ormiston
    Cost: FREE
    Your Comment
    Great article, sounds like a lovely place
    by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1554 days ago
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