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Robson Park

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Published June 9th 2010
In Sydney's inner-west, Haberfield is a suburb populated by excellent restaurants and cafes with a rich architectural heritage. In the twentieth century, Haberfield was known as the "garden suburb," and the tradition lives on today in the form of its various bushland reserves and parks.

Robson Park is bordered by Dobroyd Parade, Mortley Avenue and Boomerang Street in Haberfield. A ten minute drive from the city, it is possible to enjoy the comparative serenity of the park without leaving the urban landscape.

Nonetheless, the park is an ideal location for picnics and recreation, one of a series of parklands that form the biodiversity that is a point of particular pride to the Municipality of Ashfield. One point of particular interest for visitors to the park are the comparatively rare swamp mahogany trees (eucalyptus robusta). This native tree grows to approximately 20 to 30 meters tall with trunks of approximately 1 meter in diameter.

Robson Park is also distinguished by its design, with a series of paths converging on a central garden in the 41,000 meter squared parkland. Despite the designated areas where dogs are allowed off their leashes in the municaplity (including Grosvenor Crescent, Cadigal Reserve and Summer Hill), the practice is not permitted in Robson Park. Nonetheless, the park does boast a wide open space, play equipment, BBQs, picnic areas, and seating. The central garden, however, is vulnerable to the impact of visitors, so active games may not be undertaken in close proximity.
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Why? A restful picnic or stroll
Where: Haberfield
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