Parks and Reserves in Concord

The City of Canada Bay prides itself on its commitment to providing healthy lifestyle opportunities for its residents. Well maintained and equipped parks, playgrounds and open space areas are accessible to families, groups and less mobile members of our community.

Below is some information about Council’s parks including locations and the the known history.

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Arthur Walker Reserve

Arthur Walker was responsible for levelling of playing field for … Continue reading “Arthur Walker Reserve”

Bayview Park

End of Burwood Road Concord. Because of its situation overlooking … Continue reading “Bayview Park”

Cabarita Park

end of Cabarita Road, Cabarita. Named after Cabarita Point.  An … Continue reading “Cabarita Park”

Central Park

Probably for its central location.

Chapman Reserve

William H. Chapman, an Alderman in the first council and … Continue reading “Chapman Reserve”

Churchill Tucker Reserve

Unknown origin The large fig tree standing in the corner … Continue reading “Churchill Tucker Reserve”

Cintra Park

Unknown. Originally part of the Longbottom Stockade area.

Concord Oval

Previously part of Longbottom Stockade

Coralie Reserve

Cnr Coralie and Wareemba Streets, Abbotsford

Corby Avenue Reserve

After the street  

Edwards Park

Unknown origin.  

Edwin Street Reserve

After the Street

Goddard Park

Henry A. Goddard, Mayor 1908-1909

Greenlees Park

Alderman Greenlees , elected to Council in 1925

Henley Park

Unknown origin This was the site of the former Concord … Continue reading “Henley Park”

Jessie Stewart Reserve

Named after an elderly resident known for her volunteer work. … Continue reading “Jessie Stewart Reserve”

Kendall Reserve

Kendall Bay

King George V Reserve

Named for King George V

Lord Place

Simeon Lord, early settler Location address required

Lovedale Place

end of Killoola Street, Rhodes Miss Love, who lived in … Continue reading “Lovedale Place”

Majors Bay Reserve

After Majors Bay, which was probably named after Major George … Continue reading “Majors Bay Reserve”

Massey Park

Named after Charles Massey, Concord Engineer, who oversaw the reclamation … Continue reading “Massey Park”

Mcilwaine Park

After the founder of the Concord West Volunteer Fire Brigade … Continue reading “Mcilwaine Park”

Mckinnes Reserve

Brussels Street, North Strathfield Unknown origin

Milling Place

Concord Road. After William Milling, Mayor, 1922 map is approximate

Mutton Reserve

Should be Brice Mutton Reserve.  Named for Brice Mutton, Mayor … Continue reading “Mutton Reserve”

Northcote Street Reserve

Possibly named after Governor Northcote

Prince Edward Park

For member of the Royal Family

Prince Henry Place

For member of the Royal Family

Punt Park

For the Mortlake/Putney Punt

Queen Elizabeth Park

bounded by Gipps, Broughton, Crane Streets and Addison Avenue, Concord. … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth Park”

Queen Victoria Reserve

Named after Queen Victoria

Rhodes/Rotary Park

After the suburb and for work carried out by the … Continue reading “Rhodes/Rotary Park”

Rodd Park

Rodd Point is named after the Rodd family who contributed … Continue reading “Rodd Park”

Ron Routley Reserve

Previously Bartley Reserve and Sid Richards Place.  Named after Alderman … Continue reading “Ron Routley Reserve”

Rothwell Park

After William Rothwell, Mayor 1924-26, 1929, 1932-33, 1945-46

Samuel Lee Place

After Samuel G. Lee, Mayor 1923-1924 (father of Annie Leggett, … Continue reading “Samuel Lee Place”

Sanders Reserve

After Sanders family.   Sanders Marina established 1906

Shadrack Shaw Reserve

Named after one of the first free settlers

Sibbick Street Reserve

Named after the Street?

St Luke’s Driving Range

After St Luke’s Anglican Church

St Luke’s Park

After St. Luke’s Anglican Church.   Part of Longbottom Stockade

Tom Murphy Reserve

Named after State Member prior to Lerryn Mutton

Uhrs Point Reserve

After George Richard Uhr, a Sheriff

Van Hee Reserve

After Van Hee Street

Wangal Centennial Bush Reserve

end of Hilly Street, Mortlake. For the Wangal Tribe, the … Continue reading “Wangal Centennial Bush Reserve”

Warbrick Park

After Thomas E. Warbrick, Mayor, 1918-1919