Values of Batman Reserve noted so far
Recreation and Service Value. Batman Reserve contains the only open grassy space in the area. It is currently valued for its open layout and the play equipment which receives regular usage. It is also valued for the potential recreation opportunities that it offers to the neighbourhood.
Neighbourhood amenity. Batman Reserve is valued for the amenity it provides to the neighbourhood. In particular it is valued by the immediate neighbours for its quiet nature.
Emergency Services. Being in close proximity to the Blue Mountains National Park, along with the open layout of the parkland, means that Batman Reserve is also frequently used in emergency operations.
Bushland. The bushland zone features a walking track linking to Magdala Creek, and provides a healthy natural ecosystem connecting to the greater Blue Mountains National Park.
Aboriginal history. A high number of Aboriginal occupation sites have been recorded in the bushland surrounding Batman Reserve, including the Magdala Creek tributaries. There is a high likelihood of occupation artefacts being located within the bushland area of this Reserve.
Non Aboriginal History. Batman Reserve is associated with Alexander Hudson who has a strong place in local oral history, and was a colourful character fondly remembered as "Soapie". He farmed much of the land Farm Road, including Batman Reserve.
An opportunity is presented for this park to be renamed 'Alexander Hudson Reserve'.
This consultation has concluded.