Rofe Park was named after Councillor Thomas Ernest Rofe (born 15 June, 1869). Rofe was a Sydney-based philanthropist and President of Hornsby Shire Council who donated land for Hornsby Hospital that was to be situated on the land that is now Rofe Park.
Archaeologist Margrit Koettig reported in 1996 that Rofe Park contains no known Aboriginal relics.
The main oval is laid out with a number of baseball diamonds. Baseball is played during summer and Aussie Rules football during winter. For training purposes, the playing area can be lit using a number of light poles, fitted with QI lamps. Surrounding the main oval is a 717 metre long concrete path that is used for walking and cycling. There are also playgrounds, a synpave tennis court, and an off-leash dog area.
- ↑ Hornsby Shire Local Environmental Plan 1994, Page 136 (PDF)
- ↑ NSW Heritage Database
- ↑ Item 20, Ku-ring-gai Council meeting, August 2007 (PDF)
- ↑ Rofe, Thomas Ernest (1869 - 1945), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition
- ↑ Community Land and Crown Reserves Generic Plan of Management (PDF)
- ↑ Margrit Koettig, Archaeological Services (1996) Hornsby Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study.
- Hornsby Shire Council's Parks
- NSW Heritage Office's listing of Rofe Park
- Community Land and Crown Reserves Generic Plan of Management - includes history of Rofe Park. (PDF)
- Picture of Rofe Park Oval in 1934, State Library of NSW
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