Blooming good times in Rockdale Park

The fruits of all the hard work of Bayside Council's parks staff is clear for all to see at Rockdale Park this summer.

Rain and cooler than average temperatures have also produced a colourful harvest in the park.

Leader photographer Chris Lane headed to Rockdale Park this week to photograph the results.

The 3.2 ha park in West Botany Street is one of Rockdale's earliest public parks and is considered unique within the Bayside local government area due to its dense plantings of ornamental conifers and rare tree species.

Bayside Council completed a major upgrade of Rockdale Park in 2020 which saw a new playground, a new water feature with reflection ponds, new pedestrian bridge, shallow pools and water plants; new park furniture, including seats and picnic areas, bubblers, barbecue and bike racks, a new footpath along West Botany Street, new park entry points and new internal pathways.

Bayside Council has also been carrying out its annual Park Rejuvenation Program to maintain and improve Council's open park space.

More than 16 parks are being aerated, fertilized and top dressed as well as providing quality playing surfaces for the local sporting clubs, as well as the local community.

The parks program started in September with Council's outdoor staff undertaking several procedures to enhance the quality of local parks.

Work is being carried out at Cahill Park, Bexley Oval, Kingsgrove Avenue Reserve, Scarborough Park, Scarborough East, Tonbridge Reserve, A.S Tanner Reserve, Arncliffe Park (Juniors), Rockdale Netball Courts, Jellicoe Park , Rowland Park, Booralee Park Rugby, Booralee Park Soccer, L'EStrange Park, Mascot Oval Rugby and Sir Joseph Banks.