Kids and nature lovers alike will delight in the new Discovery Walk, which highlights the sights, sounds and species of the wetlands of the Randwick Environment Park, launched this week with Mayor Dylan Parker.
The Mayor was joined by children from SOS Preschool and Maroubra Junction Public School and Randwick Council staff who took the students on a tour of the walk.
The Discovery Walk self-guided tour includes six stations designed to entertain and educate visitors about the birds, frogs and protected plant species that exist in and around the ephemeral wetlands.
“We wanted this space to provide people with the chance to stop, look, listen and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them at the Environment Park,” said Mayor Dylan Parker. “
“The interactive signs are a great way for kids and adults to learn more about the animals that call this place home and adds fun to a self-guided walk. It’s an outdoor living classroom that can inspire anyone. As people play, learn and explore during the walk they’ll soon want to preserve what they see for generations to come.”
In addition, the walk informs visitors about bushland regeneration and fire practices, protection of the eastern suburbs banksia scrub, where the wetlands go during dry spells and provides places to rest and enjoy the great outdoors.
Along with the six station markers, there are 20 life-sized bird silhouettes, ranging in size from 14 – 130cm, located around the park with QR codes located nearby to provide more information on each bird.
LOCATION: Corner Dooligah Ave and Burragulung St, Randwick