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Mobara Park was established to commemorate the Sister City Agreement between the City of Salisbury and the City of Mobara in Japan. 

Officially opened on 20 October 2004 and located at Mawson Lakes, Mobara Park is named in honour of the City of Salisbury's Sister City Mobara City located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

In 2002, the City of Salisbury signed an agreement with the City of Mobara to promote a mutual understanding and build a strong and lasting friendship. The agreement establishes formal ties of friendship, promotes mutual understanding and good will and encourages exchanges between the citizens of both cities in a wide range of fields, including education, culture, business and sports.

The sculpture, Balancing Act, by South Australian Artist Marijana Tadic heralds the entrance to the park. The park also features:-

The Garden of Shifting Skies which is a garden to accentuate the broad horizontal skies and flat topography of Salisbury. This space is composed of a plane of indigenous and mown grasses, their changing colour and growth marking the different seasons.

The Garden of Fields which is a garden to emphasise the city of Mobara's agricultural heritage.

The Garden of Blossoms which is an entrance garden with rows of ornamental pears creating a threshold space at the main park entry. 


Address:Garden Terrace, Mawson Lakes, 5095
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.810474
Long: 138.614648
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Designer:Taylor Cullity Lethlean (landscape architects)
Artist:Kogen Sato (Mobara, Japan)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th October, 2004
Front Inscription

[ Inscription in Japanese ] 

In dedication to the eternal friendship with 
City of Salisbury our sister city.

October 20th, 2004
Donated by: City of Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Sculptor: Kogen Sato (from city of Mobara) 

City of 

This Garden Celebrates The Sister 
City Relationship Between 
Salisbury And Mobara City, Japan And
The Friendship Between The 
   Rotary Clubs Of
Mawson Lakes And Mobara.



Source: MA
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