Parks in and near Beecroft, NSW

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Beecroft is located in Sydney’s Upper North Shore, 22 kms north-west of Sydney’s central business district, in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and City of Parramatta.

Beecroft is located in the upper section Lane Cove National Park and is one the oldest established suburbs of New South Wales. This suburb is very wealthy and has large federation homes and leafy streets.

Beecroft was an orchard area before the suburbs were built. Sir Henry Copeland (Minister of Lands) conducted a survey to assess the potential suitability of the area for residential development. The suburb was named after his two wives Hannah and Mary Beecroft. It also includes Hannah Street, Copeland Road and Mary Street. Beecroft Post Office was opened in February 1890. Beecroft didn’t have a hotel because of the strong temperance movement at the time. Beecroft’s bushland has been preserved thanks to the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust, which has been active since 1958.

Beecroft NSW has a small amount of commercial activity. It is not huge by Sydney standards but it is still important for servicing the suburb and its immediate vicinity, as well as neighbouring suburbs like Cheltenham or Epping. It is located between Beecroft Road and Beecroft railway station. Old English is used throughout the Beecroft Village arcade to keep true to the traditional heritage. In 2005, Hannah Street, the main commercial street in the suburb, was given a major beautification.

A large number of the houses and commercial shops on the block were demolished in 2016 to make way for new units and shops. Beecroft Place, located at the corner of Hannah Street & Beecroft Road was opened officially on September 20, 2017 with Woolworths as its anchor tenant.

The Northern Line of Sydney Trains runs through Beecroft. The Main Northern Line serves Beecroft as a freight and intercity train route. Beecroft is also served by several bus routes, including routes 553 from State Transit, and routes 651-655 from Hillsbus.

Beecroft’s main road was built as part of Sydney’s Metroad system, which includes major arterial roads and throughways. Beecroft Road was part the Metroad 2 thoroughfare that connected Sydney’s Central Business District to Windsor via Epping, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Castle Hill.

Beecroft was home to the Anglican Church, although there are three other churches within its borders. Beecroft is home to four primary schools, one independent Anglican school, and a high school at the border with Carlingford. The suburb is also home to a variety of recreational facilities. Pennant Hills Golf Club is located in Beecroft. This lawn bowls club is now called “The Beecroft Club”, but it was previously known as “Beecroft Bowling and Recreation Club”.

There is also general park space at the Village Green and walking trails through Chilworth Reserve and other forested areas.

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