'The Park'

by Don1, almost 2 years ago

Before it was known as John Turnbull Oval' it was, by most residents of Lenah Valley, simply referred to as 'the park'.  As boys, we would leave from our homes at Sharps Rd, Bealey Ave, Augusta Rd, and Ratho St, and often meet at the park for bike riding, football, soccer, and cricket.  If we had some cash, we might get $1hot chips from the shop, then home for tea when it was getting dark.  It was, and still is, a great park.