Northbourne Avenue (Via Masson and Girrahween Streets)
Canberra, ACT 2620
+61 2 6205 0044 (Tourist Information)
is a long narrow park that stretches from the inner suburb of Turner across Northbourne Avenue and into the suburb of Braddon. The Director of Parks and Gardens, T.E. Weston, established the park in the early 1920s. As Canberra was a new city with few trees, the park was designated as a wind break to mark the northern end of the city. It is for this reason that there are 14 rows of trees, including gums, oaks, cypresses and pines, along its length, which is unusual for an Australian park. Gas barbecues are scattered throughout the park.