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Caterpillar Park, Mandurah

by Shannon Meyerkort (follow)
Senior writer for WeekendNotes and Perth Mums Group. Founder of fundraisingmums.com.au
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Gated parks are typically designed with toddlers in mind, and while Milgar Street Reserve (popularly known as Caterpillar Park) offers a range of equipment and activities best suited to the smallest of children, what is also offers is something more popular with older kids: a huge flying fox.

The flying fox is great for older kids

Located just off Mandurah Road in Mandurah, with plenty of parking, the playground is much larger than initial impressions imply, with plenty of grassy areas, large established shade trees and toilets just outside the gates.

The gated park is large, naturally shady

While the park is aimed at younger children, with small slides set into the side of a low hill (shaded and soft play), musical play, sand pits and swings, it also offers something for older kids, making it a great destination for the whole family.

There are lots of musical play areas

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The huge flying fox is a single cable that runs half the length of the park. It only has one platform though, meaning that it is almost impossible for kids to push off at the other end for a return journey. This probably means mum and dad will be called in to pull the flying fox back to the start - you have been duly warned.

Small slides built into the side of a hill

What parents will like though is the ample shaded grassy areas, meaning there is always somewhere cool to sit even in the middle of the day. There are a number of roofed picnic tables, including a large pavilion with two tables, BBQ and bins making it perfect for a party or large group.

Older kids will also like the monkey bars and the large caterpillar made from enormous truck tyres and painted brightly. Big enough to hide in, the kids also enjoy leaping from one part to the next.

Perfect for a tea party

There are lots of small quirky touches around the park, such as pebbles painted with insects built into the paths, and wooden stepping stones around the perimeter of the park. A seating area made from recycled tree offcuts would make a cute tea party setting and a small cubby at the back of the park screams ‘kids only!’

The kids only cubby

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Other fun play areas include a merry-go-round which is level with the ground, a liberty swing, a large hammock under the trees, net swing, bouncer and strange contraption which might be a basketball hoop (bring a ball, just in case).

Next door and clearly visible if you sit in the right place is a BMX track that older kids would love to explore while younger siblings play in the safety of the playground. With gas BBQs, a drinking fountain and toilets, it is a park you could spend a few hours in, and with plenty of shade, it is usable for all of the day.

The truck tyre caterpillar

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Essential Information
Caterpillar Playground is located in Milgar Reserve, on Park Road in Mandurah.

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