Gnarojin Park is a unique picnic and recreational parkland alongside the Narrogin Brook, in the heart of Narrogin. It was created in 1992 as part of the celebrations of the centenary of local government in Narrogin. Gnarojin Park won the 1992 National Award for its special approach to park development, using arts, local culture and history in shaping the built environment.
The Centenary Pathway
A century of local history from 1892 is depicted in the 100 black granite tiles in the Centenary Pathway. School children from the local schools were involved in the project with artist Bernd Kaiser to research and design the tiles. Take a walk along the Pathway to discover an intriguing collection of stories about life in Narrogin over the years.
Noongar Dreaming Sites
The Noongar Dreaming Path was designed by Aboriginal artist Jerry Morrison, with a team of local Noongar artists and Elders. They gathered up lost fragments of the Noongar culture and represented the stories in a number of sites along the Narrogin Brook. The corroboree grounds, walkabout, rainbow pools, campfire grounds and other sites revive the knowledge of traditional culture of the local Noongar people.
Newton House Barbecue
Built on the site of the Newton House, the barbecue area with its stone chimney, huge old Metter's stove and picnic tables topped with hand-painted tiles evokes a pioneer home surrounded by a cottage garden. Newton House is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of the early settlers of the district.
It also has its own intriguing story told in the hand-painted tiles, which depict a bed where a young girl with an infectious disease was nursed after the hospital refused to admit her. Risking their own safety, the Newton family gave the child and her mother shelter.
Narrogin Recreation Trail
Walk or cycle the 1500 metres trail around the creek in Gnarojin Park and see all the attractions.