"Stewart Park" A Dream Come True
It was a dream come true for the Late Harry and Val Stewart who had "Stewart Park" officially named in their honour on Saturday 15th May 2010 by Penrith City Council Mayor Kevin Crameri OAM who together with Harry and Val Stewart’s daughter, Carmel Cox, unveiled the new named park’s sign. Also in attendance were federal member for Lindsay David Bradbury MP, and Penrth City Councillors Ross Fowler and John Thain.
It was through the hard work and vision of Nepean Medical Research Foundation President Gwen McMaster-Fay and Vice-President John Bateman who had petitioned Penrith City Council to have the park named in the Stewart’s honour for all their tireless community and charity fundraising throughout the years.
All who spoke on the day reflected on the strength and character of two such community spirited and warm generous people who wanted to make a difference and leave a legacy for medical research, in particular Cancer research at Nepean. After the official ceremony light refreshments were held for many of the local residents and friends of Harry and Val’s who attended the Ceremony.
Harry and Val Stewart lived next to the Park in Illawong Avenue for over 40 years and throughout this time Harry regularly petitioned Penrith City Council to install lights and other improvements in the park, together with many other improvements to the Kingswood Park area. They were both strong supporters of the first Neighbourhood Watch together with many of their close friends and neighbours.