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Fagan Park, Galston

Fagan Park is an amazing area of gardens, parkland and playgrounds.  Left to the council for recreational purposes by a family in the area this is an fabulous gift.  Hornsby council has done a great job at continuing to improve and enhance this park and I love it!  There is an entry fee (at the time of typing this, it is $5) payable at the gate.  The main entrance (Arcadia Road) to the park gives you access to the major playground.  There is a Liberty Swing and a minor bike track here that circles the playground area.  There is a homestead with displays from ‘the olden days’ which is open on weekends and public holidays.  There is a basic takeaway stand that does coffees, ice creams etc in school holidays and weekends.  Just follow the queue of Mum’s getting their coffee hit in the holidays!

The parkland has themed gardens spread out throughout the park.  There is a very extensive asphalt bike track that takes you past these gardens and through some bush land.  Some of the riding or pushing of the wheelchair can be steep but you can pick and choose if you tackle the hills or stick to one area or the other.

The Carrs Road entrance is close to the Japanese Garden and tends to be quieter.  From this entrance to walk to the main playground it is uphill and tough going if you are pushing or using a manual wheelchair.  Unless it is a major holiday or special occasion, like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, you can usually find a quiet corner if you prefer to be away from the crowds.

There is a modern toilet block facility at the Arcadia Road entrance.  It has spacious stand alone disabled toilets with a large bench inside for those that need it. There is no hoist.

It’s a nice drive out to Fagan Park at Galston with vegetable and flower stalls on the side of the road.  Even the honesty box system still exists at many of the stands.


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