A teeny-tiny playground surrounded by bush and with a fantastic bike track for kids!
Lions Park in Armadale is a little playground that you will pretty much blink and miss. It is only just visible from the busy Albany Highway and is tucked away by some giant shady trees.
And when I say it is little, I mean little. The playground is probably no more than 40 metres in length. I’d say the best feature is the bike and scooter track, where young children can ride their bikes or scooters, or learn to ride in a safe environment. It is also wheelchair friendly, plus there is an accessible swing.
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Having recently moved away from Cockburn, where there are something like 300 parks and playgrounds, I was thrilled to find this little park in our new area, as there aren’t too many around. I recently took my three year old on her shiny new bike, complete with training wheels, down to Lions Park, where we made use of the track.
That was, until she spotted the wooden petrol pumps and then that was it, it was all about ‘filling up’ the bike with the petrol nozzle.
Another great feature of this park is the wooden play kitchen! The kids can cook up an imaginary meal before scrubbing away at the dishes!
Lions Park has a swing set with an accessible seat and a traditional swing seat. There is also musical play and a number of poles displaying information about local birds and wildlife.
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There are picnic facilities, drinking water and toilets at the park, despite its small size. You will find parking at the park, or you can park across at the Pioneer Village site on the other side of Albany Highway and use the underpass to walk across.
If you choose this options, there is the Organic Circle cafe at the Pioneer Village site in which you can buy coffee and delightful organic snack food.
If you are in the area and the kids are keen for a play, this small playground is worth a look, especially for younger kids learning to ride their bikes.
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Essential Information Lions Park Armadale
Corner of Carradine and Angorra Roads, Armadale