Oct 17, 2012

Echo Point Park

Winter makes me feel claustrophobic. Now that spring brings warmer days, I eagerly mandated that we explore a new park and soak in some rays - this time, we headed to Echo Point Park at Roselle.

It is an unusual park because it sits on the edge of the water and is divided into 3 relatively small tracts of flat clearing.

This is the lower area, which is next to the start of the Two Creeks Track bushwalk. Here, we parked ourselves for lunch and a play. At noon on a Sunday, we had the bbq all to ourselves, which is lovely compared to the queue for other parks like Fagan and Bobbin.

The boys played dodgeball, a game apparently learnt from Super Mario Bros on the Wii! Hubs and I were also roped in as two teams are needed.

Echo Point Park

After the play, we decided to explore other areas of the park. It's an uphill walk to the middle area, which has a playground...
 
Echo Point Park

and the upper area, which is essentially a wider grassy area with toilets and bubblers. The walk up is a mini bushwalk in itself.

Echo Point Park

We also pass a small beach area, where the kids take off their shoes and dip their feet in the sand and water, while kayaks and boats pass by in the background. The water is amazingly clear, and you can see right to the bottom. I say amazingly, because we are 15 minutes drive from the heart of metropolitan Sydney.

The plan was to do a bit of the Two Creeks Track bushwalk, but we only managed half an hour of it. After all that play and tracking up and down Echo Point Park, the boys were bushed. I think Two Creeks Track is also probably better traversed from the Lindfield end anyway, so we vow to make the walk another day.

We did however manage to check out some stone formations and mini caves, and savour the green.

Echo Point Park

Echo Point Park

Echo Point Park

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