I can’t comment on what the park looked like before the revamp, as this was my first visit with my two children. We went for a play on a sunny day after we had visited the Armadale library, which is located in the shopping centre.
Memorial Park is dedicated to local soldiers who gave their lives in World War I and there are a number of features dotted around the park where you can stop for some quiet reflection. These include an obelisk with the names of soldiers, a replica tank and memorial plaques.
The park has a train station cubby house and a small train play structure that the kids can climb through. Next to this is a four-seater see-saw, which is a lot of fun for older kids.
The main play structure is made primarily of timber, with a rope ladder to climb up and a timber climb wall on the other side, which lead to a platform and a big slide. There is also two smaller slides for younger children.
The playground has other timber climbing structures, plus sensory play, a swing set and a birds’ nest swing. There is also an unusual rock climbing structure that older kids can tackle.
The park also has sand and water play, plus a couple of musical instruments that the kids can bang and crash about on. There is also a large lawn for the kids to run around or kick a ball about, plus easy access to the shopping centre.
There are toilets in the shopping centre, plus plenty of places to stop for a coffee or a bite to eat. You will find parking along Jull Street, Orchard Avenue and in the Armadale Central car park. It is also just a short walk from Minnawarra Park, which has a lovely lake to walk around.
Memorial Park is a lovely spot for a play and a picnic while you do some shopping or have a look around some of the historical centres of Armadale. It is great for children of all ages and will keep them entertained for a couple of hours.
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