Benn Park (B)

Location: 17 Merrybrook Street Freshwater

Good park for: exploring-nature

Benn Park (B), Freshwater
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Benn Park (B) is categorised as a Bushland/Conservation area.

Bushland/Conservation areas are generally un-embellished and are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.  This means they are not accessible for normal recreation purposes, but more for protection of biodiversity and natural habitat.

History behind the name

Benn Park and Benn Street have been named to recognise the early pioneers of the district and their contributions to the community. The Benn family settled in Duffy Street, Freshwater when it wasn't the popular suburb it is today but consisted of many small land holders, cane farms and timber cutters.  The names were given to these locations in the mid 1980's through the Mayor, Tom Pyne, on behalf of the Mulgrave Shire Council.

Last updated: 16 January 2017