Location: Jubilee Avenue, Beverley Park
Features: Open green space for recreation. Adjacent to golf course
Facilities: BBQ, picnic, toilets, playground, parking, cycleway, walking track
walking / treking
Spooner Park is located on the northern side of Jubilee Avenue and represents a green island space inbetween an existing triangle of Battye, Ferry and Jubilee Avenues in Beverley Park. It is a local park adjacent to the Beverley Park Golf Course, and part of the original wetland corridor flowing into Kogarah Bay.
Wetlands and market garden areas located north of Park Road, Kogarah Bay were reclaimed in 1935 using unemployed labour in what was known as the “Spooner Schemes”, named after Eric Sydney Spooner, NSW Secretary for Public Works and Minister for Local Government. In November, 1938 Spooner Park was also named in his honour.
Spooner Park caters for passive recreation users by providing park seating that overlooks the open green space grass with the peripheral mature native tree’s enclosing the space. The park grassed areas also acts as a detention basin for stormwater to accumulate in times of heavy downfall.
The park is 0.9 hectares in size and also home to a number of active recreational pursuits, with the provision of netball courts, practice soccer posts and a cricket net, all available to the general public. Roadway indents provide parking readily available along the sides of the surrounding avenues.
A raised wheelchair accessible garden exists in the park, alongside picnic facilities underneath a pergola. Across Battye Street in neighbouring Stevens Reserve, the existing children’s playground provides a variety of play equipment that can help entertain younger children.