Akoonah Park is Crown Land reserved as a Show Ground and Recreation Reserve. It is situated in the City of Casey on the eastern edge of Berwick adjoining the Cardinia Creek. The area of 11 hectares has been developed by the volunteer committee of management to provide facilities for the Berwick Agricultural Society and recreational facilities for the community.
The Akoonah Park Committee of Management conduct a very popular weekly Sunday market from their main buildings and surrounds at the highway end of the Reserve. Undercover or outside stalls are available providing a wide range of diverse products for sale. The market operates rain, hail or shine, although it is not open on Berwick Show weekend (last weekend in February). The profits from the running of this market is the major source of funding for maintenance and capital improvements for this park.
We sometimes visit this market and although we invariably buy something or other, we mainly go for the "window shopping" and the "people watching", both of which provide quite a bit of amusement.
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