I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published October 19th 2013
At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about Leonora Close Park and remarked that it was a pretty basic park, set among the natural setting of Hornsby Heights in Sydney's Northern Suburbs. In that review, I also mentioned that it was about to undergo an upgrade.
That upgrade has now been completed and I do think it has improved the park. The focus was on the play equipment, which has been completely replaced, and there's much more of it now.
The new equipment has a bit of an army feel, and one of the additions is an Army vehicle (I've never seen anything like it elsewhere). Other new additions include various spinning objects that kids seem to love. The swings remain, but they have been moved closer to the rest of the equipment.
The army vehicle
Probably the biggest change to the park's playground is the addition of a new bike track, which is only small but runs in a circle around the equipment. It means children no longer have to hop off their scooters, bikes or roller-blades once they get here.
As well as the new equipment, the park now has a (shaded) picnic table to add to its existing chairs. And as for the fort hidden in the bush tat I mentioned last time,well there's a new one of those too, and the bush around it seems a lot sparser. I guess you could say it's not that hidden anymore.
The fort's a little different now
Only one section of Leonora Close Park was included in the upgrade, so the rest of the place remains as it was before, with the open, grassy area ready for balls games (provided you don't mind a bit of a slope to your playing field).