The last piece of real open grass in Hurstville CBD was once the heritage-listed Hurstville Post Office. After Hurstville Council purchased this, it was demolished to make a park known by some locals as "Pigeon Park" due to many inhabitants.
Many locals have appreciated this space which has been included in Hurstville Transport Interchange. My barber often comments on its occupancy by grandparents and grandchildren from the many units in surrounding streets, one of the only places for toddlers to safely play, kick a ball and play with animals and birds.
Artworks have been exhibited, but sadly council staff have begun cluttering it with concrete slabs, useless park furnishings, trees in pots and extraordinary neon light displays. The portable grass and trees here and on Memorial Square seem similar to the three-month wonder established in Kogarah Square. Each has stopped the local lock-in kids from running and playing. Can someone in council reverse this degrading process and remove these incumbrances. Otherwise, where will the children play under their adult supervisors?
St George District Residents Network Inc
I was on my way to Woolworths on Wednesday and saw this fairy ring in the Mortdale Memorial Park. Fairy rings are a natural phenomenon caused by a particular underground fungus. This fungus radiates threads called mycelium in a circular shape. A year or so later, the mushrooms pop out at the edge of the circle. As a science teacher and lover of nature, I find this fascinating and thought your readers might too.
Annie Martin, Oatley
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