Families could bring a picnic and learn about the history of Mount Keira Summit Park at a Rotary community day on Saturday.
February 23 marked 114 years since Rotary International was established, and many clubs throughout the world ran events to celebrate the occasion.
The Rotary Club of Wollongong therefore hosted the Mount Keira Community Day at the Mount Keira Summit Park on Saturday.
The Summit Park was established in 1955 as a Rotary International 50th anniversary project.
Rotary Club of Wollongong president Dot Hennessy said Rotarians built the road from the bottom of the mountain to the top using voluntary labor and donated equipment.
"Our club has a close relationship with the Botanic Garden, and we do working bees here every month," she said.
"We wanted to share the story of Mount Keira and what it represented to the community - why it was here, how it happened to be here, and who are the people involved in keeping it as it is.
"We also wanted the community to understand its significance in terms of the Aboriginal culture, and also in terms of the community's opportunity to come and enjoy the park at any time with their family and friends."
On Saturday, the Botanic Garden ran a series of free bushwalks as part of the festivities, and the Aboriginal Land Council hosted free Aboriginal Story sessions throughout the day.
A representative of the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council aimed to provide insight into the site's significance to the Aboriginal community.
A representative from Wollongong Botanic Garden shared information about the park's notable flora and fauna.
Mrs Hennessy said that all the tours were booked out on the day.
Mrs Hennessy said they also planned to make the Summit Park day an annual event, taking place around the date of February 23.
Saturday's event was presented in partnership with the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council and Wollongong City Council.