It is a park of many facets, playground, war memorial, rotunda, a leafy walk, bird sculptures, BBQ and spacious lawns. With the many eateries on Brice Avenue, it is only a very short walk to bring your takeaway for a very quiet and relaxing meal.
You could be mistaken that it is a bird park, judging by the numerous two-dimensional sculptures of birds which are scattered around the park. Large ones on the ground and several perched high on metal poles watching over the area.
The war memorial is in a paved area and plaques remember Mooroolbark residents who served in the many conflicts that Australia took part in. Those conflicts are The Boer War, WW1, WW2, Malaya, Korea, Indonesian confrontation, Borneo and Vietnam.
The park was named in honour of John Hookey who was the headmaster of the Mooroolbark State School from 1937 to 1947. After that, he was very prominent in local community affairs and the advancement of Mooroolbark. There is an illustrated biography of him on one of the information plaques throughout the park.