A lovely shaded little park with lots of colourful play areas for the kids.
Roleystone is a gorgeous, leafy suburb in the Perth hills and is the home of the Araluen Botanic Garden. My children and I recently discovered the delightful Borrello Park in Roleystone and went for a visit.
Borrello Park is located along the Brookton Highway, with the Billeroy Road turnoff located just before the Vibe petrol station, but on the opposite side of the road. There is lots of natural shade surrounding the play areas, plus public barbecues and a public toilet.
There is a play structure with lots of bits and pieces for preschoolers and primary school aged children. It has slides, block steps and colourful little areas to explore.
There are balancing steps, plus ladders, poles, various platforms and monkey bars. You will also find an interesting climbing wall and a little roundabout.
The playground has a mini see-saw and a funny little unstable board that the kids can climb on and try to balance. There is also a swing set with an all-abilities swing, which has a harness.
Kids who love machinery will enjoy having a ride on the little diggers, and no doubt they will bring half the park home in their shoes.
The park has a little creek running through it, which may be appealing to kids who like to look for tadpoles and things like that.
Just be aware that the park does run along the Brookton Highway, and there is no fence separating the two. There is a fair bit of space between the park and the road but keep an eye on little runners regardless.
As mentioned, the park has a public toilet, a small picnic area and barbecues. There isn’t a cafe at the park itself, but Orchard Espresso is only a short drive away on Jarrah Road, in the small shopping complex.
If you are having a day out in the hills or live in the area and just haven’t gotten around to visiting, Borrello Park is a great little spot for a play and a pit stop in the shade.