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Published March 20th 2017
There's a high probability that Mirrambeena Regional Park does not ring a bell for you. I seldom hear it mentioned or see Mirrambeena Regional Park top lists of popular family parks, however I am sure that locals from the Georges Hall suburb and people who know of it consider it one of their favourite outdoor places – I know I do.
Mirambeena Regional Park can be accessed via Beatty Parade (off Horsely Drive), Georges Hall. It is positioned alongside the Georges River and consists of areas: Flinders Slopes, Garrison Point, Lake Gillawarna, Shortland Brush and Lansdowne Reserve.
From my first visit to this park I felt charmed by its European–like character, possibly because among the popular Australian native trees like eucalytus or banksia there are plenty of European varieties like elms. There are also extensive grassy areas dotted with spectacularly large trees and kilometres of winding walkways. As you enter the Regional Park through the Beaty Parade you drive straight into the Garrison Point picnic area, by Lake Gillawarna. This is a lovely surprise if you haven't been here before, as the lake is completely hidden from view by the homes alongside Henry Lawson Drive.
You are also likely to be pleasantly surprised by the vastness of the park and the lake being so close to the park entrance. Garrison Point has all the facilities you may want for a family outing: a playground to keep your little ones occupied, toilets, a barbecue and sheltered areas, all with a view overlooking the lake. In between Lake Gillawarna and Flinders Slopes (which consists of another playground with a picnic shelter) there is a bigger, recently upgraded playground with modern play equipment including a very high slide and play tower, swings and a playground for younger children.
Whatever you are looking for in a park, whether it is a place to have a family outing, a quiet place to rest or somewhere for your little ones to play, the Mirambeena Regional Park is the park that has it all.