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Centennial Park at Mount Macedon

Centennial Park is located at the intersection of Mt Macedon Rd and Honour Avenue at Mount Macedon. The park has facilities like barbecues, a shelter and toilets.

Jack Langslow Sculpture

Centennial Park was opened to public by Robert Gordon Menzies, with the commemorative plaque being donated by Lord Baillieu. In 1933, local Progress Association supported by the members of the Mount Macedon Country Women’s Association commenced work to transform a rubbish filled swamp into a public park.

Mosaic Columns

Many fine trees were planted including Lombardy Poplar and a unique specimen of Quercus Robur Fastigiata. The park was named Centennial Park as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of Victoria in 1934.

Quercus Robur Fastigiata. National Trust significant trees of Victoria

The park is home to a memorial stone carving by Jock Langslow, Grandson of Sydney Nolan for the victims of Ash Wednesday Fires of 1983. It was commissioned in 1998. The standing stones represent four dominant peaks of the Macedon Ranges. Their placement represents how the peaks rest in the landscape. The holes carved through, cast the eye in their direction and give the stone some human spirit in remembrance of the loss in the fires. The circle in the stones encompassed by the greater circle of trees is the life cycle rebirth from the Ashes.

Community Mosaic Columns at the park came to existence in 2001, created by local artists, Jenny Stewart and Barton with the assistance of more than 2000 school students at the shire. Each Column represents young people’s aspirations for the future.

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      Centennial Park is located at the intersection of Mt Macedon Rd and Honour Avenue at Mount Macedon. The park has facilities like barbecues, a shelter
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