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Hornsby is one of the suburbs located in Sydney’s Upper North Shore, just 25 kilometres from the CBD and serving as the administrative centre of the Hornsby Shire.

The name was inspired by one Samuel Henry Horne, a former convict who later changed to be a constable and played a crucial role in the region’s growth.

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Owing to his efforts, Horne was given land grants for which he named Hornsby Place. It is also important to mention that the suburb is home to many aboriginal sites.

One of the things that set Hornsby apart is the presence of numerous natural parks and gardens, which make for an exciting place to visit. Start by exploring the Ginger Meggs Park located in Valley Road. The park is named in honour of Ginger Meggs; a popular character created for a comic series. Since the cartoon’s creator, James C. Bancks spent a good chunk of his time at the park in his formative years; it only makes sense that the park was named after one of his characters.

Interestingly, a creek close to the park is today known as the Jimmy Bancks Creek. This secret garden is an idyllic family destination and features a playground and grassy sections to sit and unwind.

Willow Park is one of Hornsby’s busiest parks and a popular choice for those with kids. With many different options for play equipment, the kids will not be in a hurry to leave. This park features swings, slides, a playground and even a pretend shop!

Alternatively, head out to Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre and enjoy a fantastic swim at its state-of-the-art swimming pools. A gym, cafe and underground parking are also on site for convenience sake. Love nature’s tranquillity? You will love the Lisgar Gardens and the Edgeworth David Garden, both of which are serene.

For those who want to enjoy local vibes, Hornsby does not disappoint because it is home to diverse communities that add to its flair and flamboyance.

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