Starting from a pedestrian tunnel underneath the rail line close to Artarmon Station, which is decorated with colourful murals, a short walk through a pleasantly wooded corridor next to the train line leads us to the oval. There are some sculptures of acorns near the oval.
Beauchamp Park is our local park, situated in the upper park of the Scotts Creek sub-catchment. There is a sports oval here which is also used by many dog owners exercising their dogs in the afternoon. The area south of the park has a playground and many interesting flowering plants.
Glebe Park is a remnant of a hundred acres (40 hectares) of land allocated to the Anglican Church in the early 1840s for use as a glebe, an area of land whose revenues contribute towards parish expenses. With the founding of Canberra as the nation’s capital, it reverted to the Commonwealth and subsequently proclaimed as a park in 1983. Glebe House was formerly situated here but no longer exists, but some remnants remain such as elaborate gates. The present size of the park is just under 5 hectares or one-eighth of it’s original size.