McQuade Park

McQuade Park is a lovely public reserve within the Harvey Railway Precinct.

Grab some fresh produce from the local shops around Harvey or some delicious baked goods from nearby Harper Street Bakery & Cafe, and enjoy a picnic with friends and family.


McQuade Park is named after William (Bill) McQuade (1895 – 1954) for his work and dedication to the Railways.

In 1914, he joined the Railways as a  junior where he remained until his untimely death after a shunting accident in 1954, except for the period he gallantly served in the First World War.

Operating as a Company Runner, Bill was thrice wounded in action and received a Military Medal for his bravery from H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.

Bill lived on Harvey Street with his wife Connie whom he married days before leaving for war.

In 1990, the Park was named in his honour and was replanted with grass trees to better represent the original vegetation that stood here before the railway precinct was established.


  • Picnic facilities
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