Tom Murray Park in Mount Sheridan

Tom Murray Park car park
Tom Murray Park car park
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Tom Murray Park

Tom Murray Park 2010
Tom Murray Park 2010

Tom Murray Park lies off Hardy Road in the Suburb of Mount Sheridan. This picture (right) shows the park circa 2010.

Significant improvements have hence taken place to ensure the park is more accessible and better utilised.

Location

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Located on the west side of Hardy Road, this park is accessible with a bus shelter directly in front of the park on Hardy Road.

The town is serviced by buses which have become far more regular and reliable over recent years. This park is on a well serviced route.

History of Park Name

The Murray family had a cane farm in Edmonton. As a teacher, Tom Murray Jr. encouraged students to develop their speaking skills and have some knowledge of the world around them. He also promoted civics and fostered community. In addition, he had a love of the natural environment that he fostered in his students.

Tom Murray Park Improvements

Exercise Equipment

Park Exercise Equipment

There have been many improvements to the park over the years. The further addition of exercise equipment proved to be popular at the park.

In addition a bus shelter at the front of the park on Hardy Road has added to the amenity of this popular park.

Public Toilets and Car Parking

tom murray park toilets
Tom Murray Park toilets

Public toilets and asphalt sealed car parking was installed in the park in 2021. This work included provision of an accessible toilet as well as a car park reserved for people with disabilities. So the park now has good access for people with disabilities.

Fretwell Park

Just further down on Robert Road, is Fretwell Park. Indeed, Fretwell Park is the home of the South Cairns Cutters AFL team.

While Tom Murray Park is not a formal sporting ground, players from the the South Cairns Cutters often use it for training purposes.

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