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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?