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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
38 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 MB Picnic spots to enjoy lazy summer SHIREEN KHALIL Bicentennial Park in Sydney Olympic Park is renowned for its beauty and is one of the region's most popular picnic spots. Picture: PHIL BLATCH PICNIC SPOTS WHAT'S summer without a picnic? The Inner West has so many beautiful and secluded places to spread the picnic blanket that we've have nailed it down to the top six for your convenience. Cabarita Park is nothing but spacious and relaxing, with its beautiful well-kept gardens and scenic views of Hen & Chicken Bay and beyond. While there are plenty of picnic tables, the key to ensure you don't miss out, is to get there early. You will always find this park packed-out on a Sunday. As well as sheltered barbecue areas, the park also offers magical water views and if the kids want to take a dip, they can go to Cabarita Swimming pool when it re-opens later this month, or they can enjoy the playground equipment. Burwood Park is a great place to enjoy a nice relaxing coffee after a day of shopping at Westfield Burwood. The park offers a covered playground, a pond and nearby statue of Confucius for those who want a peaceful area to read a book as well as an outdoor chess board, barbecue facilities, skate ramp and a tennis court. Built during the 1980s is the ever-popular Bicentennial Park. The park offers cycleways for those who wish to explore the 100ha natural heritage site. There is plenty of space around Lake Belvedere for a picnic and play equipment for the kids. You can also wonder through the mangroves or go bird watching in the specially built bird hide. Strathfield Park is known for its sporting grounds and picnic areas, which are conveniently located near playground and recreational facilities and barbecues. It also caters for events such as Carols by Candlelight, Australia Day and Summer Programs such as Movies in the Park. Ashfield Park is one of Sydney's oldest and most spectacular public recreation areas. It features big phoenix palms, a war memorial, a children's playground with a statue of Mary Poppins, a sporting field and one of Sydney's oldest bowling clubs. It also has plenty of room to place a picnic mat and enjoy a nice relaxing lunch with family and friends. Henley Park at Enfield is another cute little area to set up picnic while the kids take advantage of the large green field. There's enough space to play a game of cricket and if the kids demand to bring their bikes they can go for a ride on the bike track. If you want to whip up a nice cooked meal then the barbecues will come in handy. Alacart Wateredge Balcony Big Screen TV's Keno TAB Members discounts Live Duo from 2:30pm Sundays er Monday Nights Rego 7pm Cash prizes to be won THE PERFECT VENUE FOR AFTER WORK DRINKS COME TO THE ROWERS THIS AUSTRALIA DAY ON THE 26TH JANUARY 461 MARINE HENLEY DRIVE, DRUMMOYNE Ph: 9719 1522 www.therowers.com.au Aqua Vista Ph: 9719 8392 www.aquavista.net.au 2198697K Wk 23
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