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Sunday, September 09, 2018

South Surrey Park and Back Creek (Surrey Hills)

South Surrey Park is located in the suburb of Surrey Hills. The park is progressively being replanted with indigenous native species. It is currently maintained by the City of Boroondara and the Friends of South Surrey Park.

South Surrey Park follows the course of Back Creek from Union Road in the north to Riversdale Rd in the South. There are well graded walking paths throughout the park, and a children's playground adjacent to Verdun Street

The park was formed on land owned by Mr W. Kleinert, a coachbuilder and blacksmith of 34 Union Road. 
A footbridge across the creek in the park was opened with ceremony in 1937 by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Winston Duggan. The footbridge partially collapsed in the 1990s and was rebuilt using only some new material, giving it a mish-mash appearance today. 

The bridge was fully refurbished by Boroondara Council in 2007. 

Images sourced to SLV.

South Surrey Park. Planting of royal oak tree by the Governor of Victoria His Excellency Major General sir Winston Joseph Dugan K.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O. 20th July 1940.

The Bridge in 1940
I visited the Park on September 8, 2018 - here are the pictures:

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