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Five Dock Park

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by Rota (subscribe)
Still out and about
Published August 1st 2017
While away your afternoon here
Five Dock Park is hidden in the back streets of this quiet residential suburb, only a stone's throw from Five Dock's main street and just 10 minutes walk from the Bay Run at Iron Cove.

Considering this I was surprised that I had never known of the existence of this park - especially when I finally visited and saw what a nice space it is.

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Glimpses of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the park


There are a few main draws of this park. First is the comforting landscaping of the park that comprises of plenty of shade-giving trees as well as a lovely rose garden feature something that is less of a fixture in parks than it was in the past.

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So many roses


This would be a great place to come for a relaxed stroll and maybe to take a few attractive shots with your family in front of the roses. In fact, the space is available for booking for wedding photography and ceremonies.

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Central feature of the park


Another attraction of this park is the cute picnic area. It is made up of sloping grass with conveniently located barbecues between the covered picnic tables. This area is especially pretty of an afternoon when the sun lowers in the sky.

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An attractive place for lunch


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Another option for a BBQ


Dog owners will appreciate the enclosed off-leash area at one side of the park that is a lot quieter than other dog parks in the area - and perhaps not as well known.

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The spacious fenced dog park.


This park is also home to the Five Dock Skate Park, which is a feature that really sets it apart. The skate park is mostly beneath ground level as it is set into the ground like a bowl, meaning it doesn't detract from the landscaping of the park.

In fact, as you can see this design allows it to merge quite effectively with the surrounds.

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A 'hidden' skate park


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Bring a ball


At the far end of the park is a large sports ground that is commonly used by the local school and there are public toilets located beneath the grandstand. However, while operational they are in dire need of an upgrade.

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Five Dock War Memorial


What strikes me about this park is its ability to combine a number of very different elements into the space while keeping a consistent and agreeable feel to the park.

There is something for everyone here and yet the contrast between different areas isn't jarring. The landscaping has a lot to do with this as it separates each area from the others so effectively.

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Bus stop beside the park


There is a bus stop beside the park as well as parking available along the residential streets nearby if you plan to bring your dog. This would also be a perfect place to relax after picking up a cup of coffee or some lunch from Five Dock's main street.
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Why? Spend some time in a beautiful park
When: Daylight Hours
Phone: 9911 6555
Where: Park Rd, Five Dock NSW 2046
Cost: Free
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