A park with plenty of things to do for kids of all ages!
The City of Armadale has some truly amazing parks, including the Shipwreck Park in Hilbert, Robot Park in Harrisdale and Memorial Park in Armadale. Now, the fantastic Explorer Park in Haynes has opened to add yet another option to the list.
There is so much to do at this playground for kids of all ages, including free outdoor sporting facilities, plenty of play equipment, sensory play and musical play.
At the heart of the playground is the tree play structure, which has steps leading up to the first slide at the half-way point, before the more challenging rope staircase leads older kids up to the higher of the two slides.
There is a largely shaded play area that has a roundabout, climbing equipment, timber log steps, swings and a birds nest swing.
The park has a small play structure for toddlers, but this is not shaded. On this side of the park is the free outdoor fitness equipment - great for mums and dads to have a go on while the older kids play!
One side of the park is dedicated primarily to the playground, while the other features a huge grassed area for the kids or the dog to run around, play sport or sit and have a picnic.
The park also has free outdoor cricket nets, a rock climbing wall and even a basketball court. The designers have also incorporated old building materials to make tunnels from, which is a great nod to recycling and sustainability.
Explorer Park has shaded picnic tables and free public barbecues available to use. There are no toilets, which is perhaps the only downfall, given the great array of facilities available. The closest toilets are at the nearby Shipwreck Park, or at Haynes Shopping Centre.
The park has a great network of bike paths that are flat - perfect for little riders learning to navigate a bicycle.
Apart from the lack of toilet facilities, this park is great for kids of all ages, including parents! There is a heap to see and do explore. It is worth a visit for a full morning or afternoon of fun.
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