Wednesday, 13 August 2014

POND, IN ALL NATIONS PARK

All Nations Park is a contemporary 13 hectare regional park created on the site of the former 'Northcote Landfill'. The official opening on the 23 February, 2002 was attended by an estimated crowd of over 10,000 people. Situated behind Northcote Shopping Plaza the elevated site provides views, which are a striking feature of the park. A wildlife pond attracts birds, amongst which are ducks, moorhens and crested pigeons.

The All Nations Park landscape reflects Darebin's cultural diversity in the visual arts and design components of the park, and has many unique features including, The Hilltop, Veterans Walk and ANZAC Memorial, lake and performance area, The Olive Grove, lawn areas, contemporary Indigenous gardens, playground with disabled access, skate park, arts projects, outdoor exercise area for All Abilities.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wild Bird Wednesday meme.








12 comments:

  1. Wow what a lovely sanctuary. You would never know it was in the middle of the city. Your pics are gorgeous as is the blue bird.

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  2. Wonderful spot indeed. Enjoying your bird shots too.
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  3. Wow, that sounds and looks like a great spot to go birding. nice post.

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  4. What kind of bird is that blue one? How strikingly beautiful - as are your shots!
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    1. Hello Sue, the blue breasted bird is the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), common in Northern and Eastern Australia. It is related to the coot in other parts of the world.

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  5. Gorgeous bright blue bird! Wonderful place in the middle of your city. Love it!

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  6. What an idyllic place! Lovely shots.

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  7. Awesome birds and photos. I really love the Crested Pigeon!

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  8. Beautiful place, wonderful photos!

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  9. Great to see urban areas rejuvenated so naturally.

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  10. Wonderful to have an area like this so everybody has a chance to see some of nature even when they're living more or less landlocked....

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