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Sawmillers Park

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Published April 7th 2010
Harry Howard was a preeminent Australian landscape architect, who specialized in modernist architecture. In the 1970s, Mr. Howard worked with Lane Cove Council, pioneering the notion of bushland reserves - as green areas set aside in the urban landscape.

Sawmillers Reserve in North Sydney is just one example of Harry Howard's modernist vision for a foreshore park.

From North Sydney, it takes 3 minutes to travel to Sawmillers Park by car. Travelling along Blues Point Road, it is necessary to veer right onto Mitchell St, McMahons Point. From there, take a left onto Dumbarton Street and another left to Munro St, McMahons Point.

Located on the foreshore of Berrys Bay, Sawmillers Park has a view over the harbour, all the way to Balmain East. The Balls Head Reserve and the Waverton peninsula lies in close proximity to Sawmillers Park, offering an appealing view for visitors. Just offshore, there is the body of an old shipwreck that is visible from the park.

Apart from the shipwreck, Sawmillers Park is an exceptional site for picnics, nearby boathouses, a children's treehouse, and a wood play area.

Although the large sandstone blocks and old shipwreck are aesthetically pleasing enough to begin with, North Sydney Council are also planning to attract artists to create sculptures for the park.
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Why? A breath of fresh air and sculpture
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