You ask for what reason I stay on the green mountain, I smile, but do not answer, my heart is at leisure. Peach blossom is carried far off by flowing water, Apart, I have heaven and earth in the human world. Li Bai - Question and Answer on the Mountain
A peaceful, sleepy, beautifully designed contemporary garden is awaiting our arrival. This is a place where you can let your thoughts wander without disturbance. You can bring your family for a picnic, play chess, relax, and use the open-air exercise facilities at no cost but time, which tends to drift away once you have entered this serene imaginarium.
Location: King Street, Blakehurst, South Hurstville, NSW.
Best Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 (provided it's around 21 degrees Celsius)
Personal Opinion: I think it's a great place to come and visit. You can wind down and chill with people you like, or rest your head. I prefer slightly cloudy days to visit, just in case it gets a bit hot during spring/summer.
Great opportunity to come and train, with the many poles, bars, steps and ledges you can find here - you might be wondering what other people think of this open park. I asked Ash – a very polite young athlete – what he thought of his first experience working out at the park:
I'm doing this instead of a gym, because it's free." "It's outdoors ... you've got more fresh air."
I: "Are you enjoying it?"
Ash: "I'm out of breath, but yes."
So from that quick interview, and from looking at the equipment myself, I can now be assured that people are happy to use this equipment as a form of training, and it is safe.
And if you're a fan of board games - why not try out chess? Just bring along some chess pieces and enjoy a classic strategy game, whilst having some lunch.