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Peace Park and Chuo City Garden

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by Pauline (subscribe)
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Published March 27th 2013
A perfect place to find your peace of mind
Located in Eton street, just a short walk from Sutherland train station is a tranquil park with a small Japanese garden. As I walked down the street, I saw a sign indicating Peace Park with a map for visitors to locate themselves around the park.

peace park
Peace Park, Sutherland, NSW


A sandstone and marble monument known as Sutherland War Memorial was found near the park. It was erected in honour of the people of Sutherland Shire who had served in the Australian Defence Forces during the world war.

monument, memorial
Sutherland War Memorial


Adjacent to the monument is a display of Peter Day Kirk's mural made of glass and ceramic tiles mosaic on five panels measuring 2m x 4m each which portrays the Whale Story of the Gweagle People.

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Murals by Peter Day Kirk


I continued walking along the walkway and discovered a lawn with leafy trees and shade. It is such a perfect little spot for a picnic with kids, family and friends. I could totally imagine myself with a good book under the shade and some snacks.

Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Green lawn and shady trees


Just a few steps next to the lawn is a pretty Japanese garden known as Chuo City Garden. It was a gift from Sutherland Shire's Japanese sister city and the design was based on an ancient garden within Chuo City. It features a jarrah wood bridge over a neatly maintained dry pond.

Peace Park Japanese Garden
Dry pond


Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Jarrah wood bridge


The garden is surrounded by white walls called Tsuizi fences where Japanese roofing tiles capped the top of the walls.

Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Tsuizi fences and Japanese roof tiles


After admiring the beautiful features of the Japanese garden, I continued my exploration in the park and came across another lawn. However this one has less shade and the sun was scorching hot that day.

Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Another lawn within the park


The park also includes an avenue of Chinese Elm trees and a water feature. There is a small "fountain" bearing the word PEACE. Unfortunately, I couldn't find more information about whether it was a special dedication to someone or just a feature in the park.

Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Water feature


Among other interesting features within the park are poles with hanging display such as birds, fishes and leaves which are most likely related to the Australian Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Peace Park


Peace Park, Chuo City Garden,
Peace Park


Another interesting observation was that I noticed many cockatoos flying around the park and all the trash bins within the park as well as the town area had images of cockatoo heads on the bins. Hmm....I wonder why?

cockatoo, peace park, sutherland
Trash bin featuring cockatoo head


After about an hour in the park, I head over to a nearby cafe for a cup of iced coffee to quench my thirst.

cafe, sutherland, iced coffee
Iced Coffee from Salt & Pepper cafe lounge


There are also some eateries just a stroll away from the park if you would like to grab a bite and takeaway some food for a picnic in the park.

sutherland, cafe
Cafes, restaurants, takeaways


I love this park where I could find some peace.
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Looks interesting. Nice article.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1739) 555 days ago
Great murals and water feature by the looks
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|275) 2125 days ago
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