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4.2 Community Spaces

Parks and walking trails (roughly west to east)

Harrington Heritage Riverwalk, Approximately 3.5km from Pretoria Parade to Gordon Smith Reserve – A series of interpretive signs celebrate the early history of this stretch of the river. 

Gordon Smith Reserve, Beach Street – Boat ramp and jetty; playground, picnic tables, toilets (open daylight hours). 

Dog Exercising Area, Dolphin Park Crescent off Bluewater Drive. 

John Oxley Reserve, Beach Street (next to Club Harrington) – Playground, picnic tables, BBQs, toilets (open 24 hours). 

John Gollan Park, Beach Street (opposite the shops) – Skateboard ramp, stage, playground, picnic tables, BBQs, toilets (open daylight hours).

Pilot Hill Reserve, High Street – Views, historical cemetery, picnic tables. 

Harrington Lagoon, Crowdy Street (adjacent to Marine Rescue) – Swimming, picnic tables, BBQs, toilets (open daylight hours). 

Harrington Breakwall – The eastern arm (~ 900 metres) flanks Harrington Lagoon while the western wall extends upriver for 1.6km. 

Esmond Hogan Park, Nicholson street – Multi-purpose sports field, tennis and netball courts, cricket nets, kiosk and amenities building. Bookings can be made through MidCoast Council.

Harrington Rainforest Walk, Crowdy Street – This 700 metre walk through remnant littoral rainforest starts 200 metres north of Harrington Beach Holiday Park (Discovery Park). 

Crowdy Bay Beach, Picnic tables, surf club, cafe, toilets (open daylight hours).

Muir Park, Crowdy Head – Playground, picnic tables, BBQs, toilets (open 24 hours). 

Crowdy Head Lighthouse Reserve, Top of Elizabeth Street – Views and whale watching in season. 

Crowdy Bay National Park: Offering a variety of camping and picnic areas, fishing spots, walking tracks and wildlife. Access from Crowdy Head Road. Check out the National Parks website https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au for details.  

Cattai Wetlands: Spring Hill Road, Coopernook (Access from the Pacific Highway north of Harrington). A sanctuary for over 180 different species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and goannas. Open 8:00am-3:00 pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am-5:00pm on weekends. Picnic tables, toilets and walking trails (unpaved). 

Community halls

Harrington Memorial Hall: Corner of Beach and Pilot Streets – A library operates Wednesday and Saturday 10am-11am. The Hall features a large kitchen and stage. For details of other regular activities or to book the Hall for a function (with or without catering) ring Robyn Spek on 0438 337 424.

Harrington Function Centre: Located in Harrington Community Village opposite the Library, the Centre features a commercial kitchen and is available for social functions, community activities, conferences and seminars. Bookings can be made at the Library or through MidCoast Council. 

Harrington Community Chapel: Located in Harrington Community Village, the Chapel is normally open during business hours as a quiet place to reflect. The chapel can be hired for a wedding or funeral by contacting the managing agents: Shultz Commercial Real Estate, phone 6551 3552. 

Harrington library

Located in Harrington Community Village this is a full service library with books, magazines, newspapers, jigsaw puzzles, computers, printing service, internet access and more. Meeting rooms for hire. Public amenities are available during staffed hours.

Staffed hours: Monday to Friday 9am-1pm.

Community access hours: Library members can register for out-of-hours access on Monday to Friday 1pm-5pm and weekends 8am-5pm.

The library hosts many community groups and offers a variety of regular activities for both children and adults. For up-to-date information on what’s on at the library check out the latest TellEverybody magazine or contact the helpful library staff on 6556 1652.

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