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Parsons Grove Reserve Orchard 2
This is an off-leash park where dogs can exercise off-leash, except within 5 metres of a playground, at a wetland or when organised sport is being played.

There are no toilets at this reserve. Find the nearest one on the National Public Toilet Map.


Parsons Grove Reserve in Park Holme is a small reserve located near the Marion Outdoor Pool and Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground.

There is a citrus and nut orchard, shady trees and a grassy area.

About the reserve

The reserve has seating at the Parsons Grove end of the reserve with a small hard-surfaced path to one of the bench seats.

Shady trees ring the reserve and provide a home for local bird life.

There is low-height pine fencing around the perimeter and a tap on the Western Avenue side of the reserve.

Citrus and nut orchard

Citrus and nut trees have been planted on the Sutherland Street side of the reserve and are low maintenance and irrigated.

They will continue to grow and provide the  community with lemons, limes, mandarins and almonds in the coming years.

Find out more about the trees...

Lemon Lisbon
Citrus limon 'Lisbon'
Vigorous growing large crop, medium size fruit.

Lemon Meyer
Citrus x jambhiri
Popular home garden tree, is more cold tolerant than other lemon varieties.  The fruit, which is produced throughout the year, has a high juice content and a mild, low acid flavour.

Mandarin Emperor 
Citrus reticulata 'Emperor' 
Mid-season variety with large easily peeled fruit of good flavour and long tree life.  Matures mid-season varying with climatic conditions.

Mandarin Imperial
Citrus reticulata 'Imperial'
Early maturing, medium sized fruit.  Peels easily.  Distinctive flavour.

Tahitian Lime
Citrus latifolia
Heavy bearing, medium sized fruit; very juicy and seedless.  Ideal for cooking and for refreshing drinks.  Harvest while still green.

All in One Almond
Prunus dulcis
Heavy cropping, easily netted small tree, bearing nuts at a young age.  Suitable for a variety of uses including blanching, roasting, cooking.  Ripens late January.  Self-fertile.

Californian Papershell Almond
Prunus dulcis
A very popular almond variety with a thin shell for easy breaking and good flavour.  An early summer maturing fruit.  Used in confectionery, cooking, roasting and blanching.

Ne Plus Ultra Almond
Prunus dulcis
A papershell almond with large, oval shaped nuts, it has a large, flat kernel that has a dark brown skin.  Attractive pink blossoms are borne in late winter on a large, spreading tree.  A versatile almond used for confectionery, cooking, roasting and blanching.


Community Planting Day | July 2018

The citrus and nut orchard was planted by the community on 28 July 2018.

Playground removal

The playground equipment at Parsons Grove Reserve was removed in July 2018 as it had reached the end of its useful life.

Further information about the removal...

As part of the Playground Framework, Council has reviewed the provision of playgrounds to ensure an equitable and sustainable provision of innovative, safe and high quality playgrounds.

Consultation regarding the removal was open from 3 April 2018 to 26 April 2018.  The feedback was presented to General Council on 22 May 2018 and the removal was endorsed.

View a copy of the report and minutes below:

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Woodforde Family Reserve Playground Sign 1

Woodforde Family Reserve

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Sandison Avenue

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Ben Pethick Reserve Playground 1

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