Elkington Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Elkington Park information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
cnr Glassop & White Sts
Getting there
Ferry: Balmain West
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If Balmain’s endless photogenia doesn’t float your boat, head to Elkington Park, named in 1883 after a local politician. At the bottom of the escarpment, the magnificently restored late-Victorian (1884) timber enclosure at the tidal Dawn Fraser Baths picturesquely protects swimmers from underwater undesirables. Australia’s all-conquering 1956–64 Olympian Dawn Fraser sacrificed her youth here swimming laps.