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The district play space is located off Wagga Road, Lavington. There are many exciting things for the whole family to enjoy, including play equipment, a fitness stations, outdoor basketball facility and barbecue areas.
National Foresters Grove is a large open space area with a number of interactive areas for children and adults to use. The play area includes play equipment with shade, climbing nets, flying fox, basketball area, fitness equipment and skate/scooter elements. There are two large barbecue shelters, public toilet, ample seating and a water bottle filling station with a dog watering bowl.
There are two sections of the park separated by a man made Lagoon which acts as a sediment and waste catchment. Periodically the lagoon is emptied and waste and sediment cleaned out. The two sections are linked by a timber bridge. This is a great place for family gatherings. There is plenty of street parking.
History - National Foresters Grove was developed in in conjunction with the International Bicentenary Forestry Conference organised by the then Australian Forest Development Institute in April 1988.
The idea was driven forward by R.L. (Bob) Newman, then Honorary National Secretary of the Australian Forest Growers Incorporated (AFDI) and received the support of the Albury City Council and a local committee of Foresters and Forest Industry people was formed. Interest particularly came from State Forests of New South Wales, Peter Crowe, Australian Newsprint Mills (now Norske Skog) staff and R.L. Newman and Partners’ staff of foresters, particularly Paul Wells.
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Tree dedications - Many of the trees are dedicated to individuals or organisations that have made a significant contribution to the forestry industry.
Parks and recreation
Phone: 02 6023 8111