Perched high up on Tuckfield Street in Fremantle sits Tuckfield Oval Parkland, a community space and playground overlooking the sea container rainbow.
Although it has been open since late last year, I didn’t know it existed until a few weeks ago, so off I went with my two children. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what we found was an excellent, largely-nature based play area with a unique hill to climb!
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This giant mound was of course, the first thing that my children flocked to. It has rock climbing-style holds built into it, making it easy for kids to climb. It is gently sloped and easy for young children, although you may want to supervise toddlers, who will make a beeline for anything they can climb on.
My three-year-old went up and down easily enough. My 14-month old naturally wanted to follow her big sister, so I carried her up with me. The views of the port are worth a look from the top, but getting down with a wriggling toddler is a bit tricky, so do be careful!
At the centre of the park is a large, rope-based climbing frame, with a rope and timber structure on each side. There is a tyre swing and a lovely nature play area at the back of the park.
There is also a separate area with more rope and timber structures, plus a slide. The park has a large grassed area, which is perfect for running around or kicking the footy.
The parkland is located just a short walk from the Army Museum of WA, and is around 2km from the famous Fremantle café strip.
There is parking at the playground, along with barbeques and picnic tables, although these were not shaded at the time we visited. There are no toilets, with the closest being at The Kiosk Fremantle, which takes around five minutes to walk to.
Tuckfield Oval Parkland is a lovely nature playground that is worth a look if you are visiting Fremantle or the Army Museum of WA. For even more awesome parks and playgrounds in Perth, read on here.