Jamieson Park is a 42.8ha reserve located along the southern foreshores of Narrabeen Lagoon.
Jamieson Park is a significant conservation reserves due to the rich diversity of native plants and animals that form its natural ecosystem. The park plays a vital role in conserving regional biodiversity and contains several vegetation communities some listed threatened under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Jamieson Park form part of an an important wildlife corridor linking with the lower reaches of South Creek and Garigal National Park, and provides movement for an abundance of native animals including birds, wallabies, possums and reptiles.
Jamieson Park contains four Threatened Ecological Communities:
- Swamp Oak Forest,
- Coastal Salt Marsh,
- River Flat Eucalyptus Forest and
- Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains.
The Swamp Sclerophyll forest are found near coastal lagoons and are dominated by swamp Mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta) with a small tree layer of swamp oak (Casuarina glauca) and paper barks (Melaleuca linarifolia, Melaleuca styphelioides). The ground cover is periodically wet, with standing water rarely persistent throughout the year. Whilst some sedges do occur amongst the ground cover, ferns, grasses and herbs are the most abundant.
Within the River Flat Eucalyptus Forest is Coastal Alluvial Bangalay Forest which is dominated by Eucalyptus botryoides but also contains Angophora costata. The understorey is generally open, with conspicuous isolated trees or clumps of cabbage tree palms (Livistona australis) and the ground layer is characterised by a high cover of ferns amongst a diverse range of herbs and sedges.
This community has been extensively depleted by coastal development within the Sydney area and Jamieson Park contains one of only several areas left containing this vegetation community on the Northern Beaches.
With Jamieson Park being largely isolated and fragmented by urban development, the bushland area remaining is an important wildlife corridor connecting with the western areas of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment.
This bushland vegetation supports an abundance of local native fauna including arboreal and ground dwelling mammals, reptiles and birds. Threatened species recorded in the park include Barking Owls (Ninox connivens) and the occasional sighting of Glossy Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami).
Wildlife Protection Area
Dogs must be on a leash at all times in this reserve and cats are not allowed here at any time. Find out more