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Water quality to improve water play

Summer is right around the corner and the one thing at the top of everyone’s mind is cooling down with some fun at Blaxland Riverside Park’s water play. We want to make sure that you are always having not only

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Ask a Park Ranger…what spring wildlife is in the Park?

In spring we see a lot of wildlife activity in the park. We have a range of wildlife habitats including forest, wetlands, lakes and grasslands. These areas are protected to allow wildlife to be, well, wild. Cygnets One of the

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‘Gotta catch em all’…tips for playing Pokémon Go at the Park

  Yes, that’s right; we are talking Pokémon Go, the craze that seems to have taken over the world at the moment. There are some real positive outcomes to playing this game where people are getting outdoors, exploring their surrounds

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Highest King Tide recorded in the parklands

We are all well aware of the heavy rainfall faced over the past few days. At Sydney Olympic Park this rainfall led to the Highest King Tide we have on record at 2.38m on Sunday 5 June. This is by

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Olympic legacy in action as Sydney students connect with Rio Games’ organisers

Fourteen Year 10 students from a range of NSW high schools had the opportunity for a global conversation about sustainable agriculture live from the Sydney Royal Easter Show to Rio. Working with Brazilian Vice Consul Mariana Madeira, the Royal Agricultural

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The ugly truth about cats

They’re cute, furry, cuddly and very lovable; however, cats are also natural predators.   Cats threaten our local environment The Park’s forests, wetlands and grasslands support over 200 species of native birds, frogs, bats, possums and lizards. Cats pose a

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Bringing the country to the city – animal transport for the Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show has been celebrating the best of Australia since 1823 and is famously known for bringing the country to the city. Part of bringing the country to the city for the near 1 million visitors to

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