I have always thought very fondly of Robson Park. But when trying to say why, I never really can convey the reason. After all, in terms of amenities it has the standard ones - a cute children's play area, some picnic tables and benches, and plenty of grassy areas.
The children's play area is located at a corner of the park, right next to the toilets and is a nice breezy location with plenty of mature trees providing protection, supplemented by a sun shade overhead.
There are some barbecues nearby as well, and so this spot makes for a popular location for modest children's birthday celebrations.
This is one of the few parks that falls within this small, yet attractive residential suburb of Haberfield and also is probably the one with the best view.
There are paths branching out from the flower feature at the high point of the park that slope down towards the City West Link and Iron Cove Bay, giving you glimpses of the Parramatta River and people enjoying the nearby Bay Run.
I have spent hours here chatting after a late lunch and the presence of water and toilet amenities allows you to have no reason to rush. It's never too busy at the park, despite the bustle of traffic along the City West Link. Somehow there is always a sense of calm.
Covered huts for a picnic with a view of Iron Cove Bay
Inevitably, I always seem to linger until a cool breeze starts to come up from the water and then I'm always struck by the desire to take a slow and thoughtful walk through the beautiful suburb of Haberfield as the light of day fades bringing a fitting end to the visit.