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Milsons Park

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Published April 23rd 2010
Kirribilli is a leafy suburb, tucked away from the serpentine roads of the lower North Shore, but boasting some of the most stunning, tranquil views of the harbour that Sydney has to offer.

The locals of Kirribilli have a collective green thumb, that comes through in the various parks that can be found in various corners of the suburb.

With the high number of parks in the local area, it is difficult to differentiate the various greens from one another. But, Milsons Park is different; distinguished by a striking collection of palm trees and a handful of regal fig trees at the periphery of the park.

Milsons Park has all the facilities that Kirribilli locals have come to expect in their parklands: with public bathrooms, park benches, and picnic tables. For young children, there is a large playground, with a roundabout, cradle rocker, swings, and pony style spring rockers, with the aim being to replicate the whimsical playgrounds of previous eras in the modern context.

With the flowering jacarandas, proximity to the harbour, and the surprising presence of mature palm trees, there are various reasons to visit Milsons Park. The only problem may be negotiating the at times confusing streets of Kirribilli. Although the drive from Miller Street in the North Sydney CBD to McDougall Street, Kirribilli only takes three minutes, it is a somewhat circuitous route.
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Why? A day in the sun
When: Probably during the daylight hours
Where: Kirribilli
Cost: Free
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