Faulkner Park in Belmont is often referred to as the ‘volcano park’. Why? Because it has a giant volcano as the centrepiece of the park – complete with totem poles and steam rising from the top. Yep – it really is as cool as it sounds.
The volcano is the main attraction at Faulkner Park.
Faulkner Park is a lovely spot to visit, even without the lure of an awesome playground.
The park is located in the same complex at Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre and is surround by a beautiful lake, manicured lawns and the local war memorial. It’s a lovely spot for a picnic or a coffee but the playground is certainly worth a look. There is a café at Belmont Oasis in case you fancy a coffee or a cool drink while the kids have a play.
It’s a great view from up here.
There’s no guessing what the children will want to do first – walk up to the top of the volcano. It’s quite accessible for parents and carers too so you can chase after the kids. The path spirals around the volcano until you reach the summit and can wait for the steam to start rising, which happens on a sporadic basis. Don’t fancy walking down again? Take the slide – there are three to choose from.
The volcano steaming – get ready to run!
While the volcano takes a starring role, there is so much more to this park to enjoy. There is a flying fox close to the volcano and a conveniently placed park bench, which is a handy rest stop for weary parents.
The flying fox.
The climbing frame…instructions not included.
Sitting adjacent to the volcano is another section with swings and some sort of climbing frame with all sorts of bells and whistles attached to it. From an adult’s perspective, it’s complicated, but to a child, it’s just another thing to climb on and explore.
The toddler area.
Then there’s the toddler play area. This undercover spot is just perfect for curious little people who love to bounce and explore – there are several age appropriate bouncing toys, along with swings, a little boat and a cubby house.
Ahoy, Captain Olivia.
You will find barbeques and picnic tables throughout the park, along with drinking water. There is a gated running around the perimeter of the playground to keep little wanderers contained.
The toddler cubby house,
Faulkner Park is a great playground with a difference. It’s neat and tidy and there’s little doubt that children will simply love running up and down the volcano.
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Essential Information Faulkner Park
Address: Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre Complex, Progress Way, Belmont
Website: belmont.wa.gov.au Please note – the playground will be closed for maintenance from Monday, 17th October to Friday, 28th October and will re-open on Saturday, 29th October 2016.