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Garibaldi Community Park

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Hardies Hill Road, Garibaldi VIC 3352

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Features

  • Playground with shade sails and access ramp
  • Undercover free electric barbecues
  • Undercover picnic tables
  • Unshaded picnic tables
  • Bench seating
  • Ball court
  • Toilet
  • Community Hall
The Garibaldi Community Park is a great place for a family barbecue or picnic, with undercover electric barbecues and picnic tables set right alongside a shaded playground. The beautifully restored Garibaldi Hall is a stunning feature of the park. 

There are two separate undercover areas located right next to each other. In one, there are two electric barbecues set side-by-side in a stainless steel bench top. The second undercover area contains two picnic tables. There are a few other picnic tables located outside the undercover area as well. A drinking fountain and water tap are alongside the picnic shelters. 

The playground is set beneath shade sails and also features an access ramp. Play equipment includes two slides, a flying fox, springers, fireman pole, small gazebo-style fort and balancing beams. 

Garibaldi Hall is a gorgeous weatherboard building with ornamental trim, with a sign mounted above its front-facing double windows which reads "Garibaldi School 2173"

A small ball court and toilet block are located behind the Garibaldi Hall. Rubbish bins are also available beside the building. 

An information sign at Garibaldi Community Park displays the following text: 

The History of Garibaldi Hall

1879 Garibaldi School 2173 opened replacing Hardies Hill School 331

1915 William Alban May age 15 accepted by Education Department to teach

1943 Garibaldi School closed after being unstaffed from 1940

1965 £1 Paid to the Education Department for the building

1980 Committee reformed to manage the Garibaldi Hall Reserve

2004 Garibaldi Mine and road services incorporated into Garibaldi Hall Reserve

Letter from Local Boy

William Alban May

Offering his services to help keep the Garibaldi School running during WW1

Durham Lead
8th Feb 1915

Sir

As the local school is constantly left without a teacher, I therefore offer to take charge of the school till a teacher is appointed for as long as you wish to retain my services.

I am 15 1/2 years of age & obtained my qualifying certificate 2 years ago and remained at school for a year since then.

I am attending the Ballarat Agricultural High School.

I have the honour to be

Sir, 

Your obedient servant

William Alban May

SEE ALSO


DID YOU KNOW...

  • There are so many excellent playgrounds tucked away in little-known places. Take a look through this great list of playgrounds throughout the Victorian Goldfields.
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
 

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