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Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park is a 2.6-hectare park located in Birchgrove, on the Balmain Peninsula – just a few minutes north-west of Sydney.

The park is in a prime position to enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water’s edge.

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The park was first opened to the public in 2009, and continues to attract thousands of visitors each year. The park’s name was derived from a sandstone quarry that once existed on location in the 1850s, and whose primary purpose was the supply of ballast to Birchgrove and Balmain. In the years that followed, two marine villas were constructed at the site, and the building of a boarding house closely followed this. Fast forward to 2002 when the former quarry site became public land and was eventually transformed into the beautiful park it is today.

One of the main features at the park is the large sculpture located at the site where Tank 101 once stood. The feature is designed from panels made of curved sheets of steel that were salvaged during the demolition process. In addition to this large frame, there are also eight wind turbines constructed to trap wind power and provide energy used to light the park at night.

In addition to Tank 101, Ballast Point Park also has on display an array of local artefacts that were obtained from the Meneiva site. These artefacts are enclosed in glass to protect them from damage but are indeed a wonder to behold. A walk through the park reveals several walled areas where upcycled materials have been used, and which are enclosed by love/friendship padlocks.

Some of the amenities available at the park include walking and cycling paths, BBQ facilities, toilets, and a playground. There is also limited parking spaces available

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