Cook Park, Orange

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Cook Park was laid out with straight paths and rows of trees, and much of that original design is still in place. Between February and May each year, hundreds of begonias bloom in the Blowes Conservatory. Other attractions are the historic trees dating back to the late 1800s, duck ponds, aviaries, arts and craft shop and the fernery as well as many interesting plants.
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  • This very pretty 100 year old park, located at the western end of town, is the main outdoor venue for this annual event, attended by several visiting and local brass bands. The park's several beautifu...  more »
  • Within easy walk of the city centre, in fact walk along side streets and check out the beautiful older homes and buildings on the way. Lots to see and do here. I particularly enjoyed the begonias in B...  more »
  • Great place for timeout while travelling, lunch and relax to watch the ducks, enjoy the gardens and shady park, the kids can enjoy the play equipment.  more »
  • Always cool during the summer. The grass is really well maintained but does not feel like you're having to sit in a golf course. Bird displays, amazing Firs and Pines and there is always cover from the elements. In the early and later afternoons, the sunrays haze through the trees and the butterflies and insects create the appearance of a fantasy meadow. I do wish the gazebo garden was open more often, but i understand this part of the park may be prone to vandalism.
  • Great park with some nice history behind it. Has plenty of attractions for all ages with an always active duck pond, play equipment, aviary with local birds and parrots. For those who are interested you can find a fairy door on one of the trees in the North western corner. Great place for family outings with plenty of room for picnics or letting the kids run wild. There is so much to offer in this park for all ages.
  • Gorgeous park, a great place to sit with a book in Orange. Birds in big cages (budgerigars, crimson rosellas, parrots, ...). And a house full of rose. Definitely recommend.
  • Heaps of shade. Grass was far to short. Made ground hard. Nice place to chill n relax n read
  • I love this park, almost go every Sunday... swings are there and you can feed ducks and enjoy nice cool breeze.
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