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Friends of Lane Cove 25th anniversary

Lane Cove National Park


The Friends of Lane Cove National Park have been doing amazing work for 25 years. Celebrate this with us at Lane Cove National Park, near Chatswood. Find out about their work restoring Jenkins Kitchen.

Saturday 25 May 2019, 11am to 1pm
Jenkins Hill picnic area, Lane Cove National Park
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Jenkins Hill picnic area
Bookings not required. For more information email Friends of Lane Cove National Park or call 02 8448 0400.

The Friends of Lane Cove National Park are one of the largest and most active volunteer Friends groups in NSW. Their work is diverse. They have over 20 active bushcare groups, and also lead heritage projects and educational activities. Jenkins Kitchen is believed to be the oldest European structure in the Ku-ring-gai area. The 1850s building is made from locally quarried stone. It's now been restored by the Friends of Lane Cove and NSW National Parks.

Come and find out about the Friends' work, Jenkins Kitchen and volunteering with NPWS. Enjoy fun activities at this family event:

  • Learn about the Aboriginal history of this area
  • Hear more about Jenkins Kitchen. The Jenkins family were prominent orchardists in the 1850s. 
  • Go on tours and visit educational displays
  • Meet some Australian native animals and find out about the plants of the area 
  • Receive a native tree seedling

Celebrate National Volunteer Week (Monday 20 May to Monday 27 May 2019) at this great event.

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Terry's creek. Photo:Debby McGerty