I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 19th 2019
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Two hidden parks in Chirnside Park.
In the newer part of the large Chirnside Park estate off Black Springs Road are two, almost out of the way parks.
The Goldentree Drive Reserve has a small lake which appears to be home for about 50 ducks, a couple of cormorants and many swamp hens, always at home among the reeds. Very unusual to see so many ducks in a suburban environment.
The lake full of bird life with suburbia close behind.
While primarily designed for local residents, it is worthwhile seeking out for its quiet ambience among suburbia. The children will love seeing so many ducks at once, if they are home on the day of your visit.
Delamere Drive Reserve is a park of many facets. Although not fenced the main entrance announces that it is the Village Green, with a path leading to a rotunda.