2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - SRRC signEsme Park has had extensive regeneration work over many years and has a small creek (a bit dry currently) that flows to the Eastern side of the mountain. It has bitumen walking paths and name posts for some trees. Esme Lahey Park

Esme Street was named after Esme Lahey who was a member of the prestigious Lahey family. Her brother, Romeo, was an environmental campaigner and was largely responsible for the preservation and protection of Lamington National Park, while her sister, Vida, was a well known artist.

 

 

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2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Bridge over creek near Esme StEsme, too, was an avid environmentalist and talented artist. Later in her life she lived for about 15 years at the eastern end of Licuala Drive. The street was named after her when the subdivision in that area occurred in the 1980s. As required in all subdivisions, a section of land was set aside for community use, hence the formation of Esme Street Environmental Reserve. This is an area of natural sclerophyll forest with a rainforest understorey and follows the creek draining the area.

2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Friend or Foe StoryOver the years the Reserve or Park became infested with weeds, mainly Morning Glory and Lantana. Most years volunteers such as the Scouts, Weedbusters and others worked at clearing the weeds but without regular follow-up the weeds kept coming back. Persistence by various volunteers over many years has regenerated and kept the Park a native plant environment which also supplies some educational purpose through tree identifications and story boards. It has often been used for school tours.

For the first 10 year history of Esme Lahey Park - go here.

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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park Near Cliff Rd entrance
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    Esme Lahey Park - Near Cliff Rd entrance to park

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    Esme Lahey Park - Near Cliff Rd entrance to park.

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - John Bestevaar near Esme St
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    Esme Lahey Park - John Bestevaar inspecting near Esme St,creek entry to park

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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park Cnr Cliff Rd. & Esme St
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    Esme Lahey Park - Corner of park. junction Cliff Rd. & Esme St

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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park View from Cliff Rd. & Esme St
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    Esme Lahey Park - View of park from junction Cliff Rd. & Esme St

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park -Esme St Entrance
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    Esme Lahey Park - Entrance to park in Esme St

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Esme St Info Sign
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    Esme Lahey Park - Park walking track information signs at Esme St entrance

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Esme St Info Sign
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    Esme Lahey Park - Park walking track information signs at Esme St entrance

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Bridge over creek near Esme St
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    Esme Lahey Park - Bridge over creek near Esme St. entrance to park

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Native Cordyline in fruit
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    Esme Lahey Park - Native Cordyline in fruit

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Native Cordyline in fruit
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    Esme Lahey Park - Native Cordyline in fruit

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Dapled Light
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    Esme Lahey Park - Dappled Sunlight through walk way

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Track
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    Esme Lahey Park  -Walking Track

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Cyathea cooperii - native tree fern
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    Esme Lahey Park - Cyathea cooperii ( native tree fern) next to walking track in park

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park
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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Elephant ears - Alocasia brisbanensis
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    Esme Lahey Park - Elephant ears plant. Alocasia  brisbanensis

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Vine Encasement
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    Esme Lahey Park - Native vines encase tree

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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Jim - Regeneration volunteer
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    Esme Lahey Park - Jim - Regeneration volunteer

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Walking Track
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    Esme Lahey Park  - Walking Track

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  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Walking Track
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    Esme Lahey Park- Walking Track

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Friend or Foe Story
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    Esme Lahey Park - Friend or Foe Story

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Tall Original Trees
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    Esme Lahey Park - Tall Original Trees

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - tag system
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    Esme Lahey Park - TM Landcare tree tag system . No longer in use.

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Eentrance Licuala St
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    Esme Lahey Park - Park entrance  Licuala St. side

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - SRRC sign
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    Esme Lahey Park - SRRC signage Licuala ST. side

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Creek crossing Licuala St
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    Esme Lahey Park - Creek crossing under the road,Licuala St. side

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Creek a bit dry
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    Esme Lahey Park - Creek a bit dry

  • 2014-05-30 Esme Lahey Park - Tall Gum Trees
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    Esme Lahey Park - Tall Gum Trees at North Entrance

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Esme Park has had extensive regeneration work over many years and has a small creek (a bit dry currently) that flows to the Eastern side of the mountain. It has bitumen walking paths and name posts for some trees.

WARNING: GPS positioning technology and GPS device quality have accuracy variances so that tracks may appear to stray from the actual location by many metres. This may imply traversal of private properties in suburban areas. It is our policy not to enter private properties without permission and we trust that any tracks indicating same are solely due to those inaccuracies. Any user of these tracks should absolutely refrain from entering private property without permission.

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