McKell Park

McKell Park, Brooklyn: Address, Phone Number, McKell Park Reviews: 4.5/5

McKell Park
4.5
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia2,918 contributions
A pleasant riverside park
Mar 2021
This is a fairly modest but very pleasant park on Brooklyn's waterfront. It offers scenic views of the Hawkesbury River, old-fashioned netted-off river swimming baths, a small playground, picnic tables, barbecues and toilets. There is also a pathway that allows you an easy stroll around the foreshore. Within the park there is a section where the history (along with excellent, evocative old photos) of the Hawkesbury River Bridge, built in 1889, is really well told. Its completion was a major event of the time, firstly because its construction needed to overcome many problems of the site including the great depths of the river. It also meant that Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide were finally linked by rail, and this was seen as a big step towards Federation.
Written March 20, 2021
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PaddlesMiffy
Singapore, Singapore186 contributions
Excellent fun
Aug 2019 • Family
Visited the place with a friend. Excellent. Very tranquil. Nice for a lazy afternoon. There is a good fish and chip nearby!
Written August 12, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Charming park opens uninterrupted vistas of the harbour
May 2019 • Couples
Its a charming little harbour-hugger of a park, sitting at the end of Darling Point road with tiered gardens, manicured lawns and heritage-listed Canonbury cottage have something of the Jane Austen about them. The view is pure Harbourside
Written July 9, 2019
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carmel h
Wyong, Australia11 contributions
Birthday picnic
May 2019 • Family
A beautiful day for a picnic. There are a few picnic tables on the lower level, near the children's playground. However, these were marred by a big group of drunken young people(11.am!!), who also drove their 4WD through the barriers! We made our way to the upper level (via very steep steps!)& found a lovely table in the shade. Even this area was dangerous with 2 picnic shelters covered in broken glass. What a pity for the families looking for a nice spot to have lunch with friends. We travelled to here by train - good decision as parking is at a premium.
Written May 22, 2019
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ColesFrance
13 contributions
Worth the visit
Feb 2019 • Couples
While on our start we meet a young Australia couple with their young son, mentioned that we were going to visit the view point at Mckell park, they joined us for the visit both meeting this family and the walk made the 1 hour walk very enjoyable
Written February 21, 2019
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Jofknight
3 contributions
Accessibility problem
Dec 2018 • Friends
The lower level of the park is only accessible from the top level down a rough, fairly steep path. Therefore it's not accessible for older people with mobility issues or disabled people. There's nowhere to sit on the lower level unless you bring your own chairs. This place is more suitable for younger, mobile people.
Written December 26, 2018
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tanja314
Canberra, Australia86 contributions
picnic!!!!
Sep 2018 • Family
i came here for fathers day and it was very nice. the weather was great and it was overall a nice little picnic area. parking was extremely full at the lower area, but the higher parking area was fine, and where the walking path led to, parsley bay (which was also beautiful), was practically empty so also a good car option.
there were bush turkeys roaming around though so best not to leave your food unattended. also a nice addition would be signs that say you shouldnt feed them!! human food is not good for birds and people can be both careless about leaving food around, and unaware that birds will die from it.
the walk along the waterfront was very nice, but there were cigarette butts along the ground in some areas which was sad. please make sure to clean up all your rubbish if you come here!!
we saw some pelicans too, they were nice
Written September 12, 2018
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Lyrebird6
Sydney, Australia801 contributions
A lovely spot.........
Sep 2018 • Friends
for a picnic, BBQ, swim or to go fishing .........If you can get a car park.
McKell Park fills up very quickly in the summer months especially.
However there are two levels, both of which have BBQ's and there is parking on the upper level as well.
Written September 7, 2018
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Joel J
North Rocks, Australia126 contributions
Great scenery
Aug 2018 • Family
Love this place , it's so relaxing watching the boats pass by with beautiful green hills behind the water, great playground for the children.
Written August 19, 2018
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SueW2000
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Great park that is neat, clean and well kept.
Jul 2018 • Couples
Great park that is neat, clean and well kept. With views across the Hawkesbury River to Dangar Island and Little Wobby. At Lower McKell Park there is lots of parking to take advantage of its walking tracks, historical pictures and stories, picnic & bbq facilities, kids playground, clean toilets, swimming bathes with shark enclosure and a little beach. There is also Upper McKell Park which we didn't get up to.
Written July 29, 2018
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