Auburn Centenary Park
Walking path by the creek at the bottom of the park
I often find myself inspired by things I hear on the radio, and on the way to work today they were talking about the importance of parks, especially in cities, and getting people to tell them about their favourite parks. The pleasure and importance of nature came up again and again, and I think, when life is often filled with technology, and busy-ness, and traffic and other non-natural things, this becomes very understandable.
One of my favourite parks is not in the city, but in Auburn, my home town. It is the park that hosts Christmas Eve in the park and Australia Day celebrations, and it’s a fantastic place for a picnic and get together with the locals. The creek is nearby, and there’s a beautiful walking track along the river which I used to wheel my mother along, when she was in a wheelchair before she died. So favourite parks contain lots of happy memories.
One of my other favourites isn’t really a park at all, but the beach not far from where I live. There are pictures of it in other posts on this blog. I walk alongside it most days, and will be doing so again once this post is up.
It would be great to hear from anyone what your favourites are, and why.