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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published March 7th 2014
I think I could live here
Woolcock Park Ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
All sorts of opportunities to play.


I detoured to this park because I wanted to see what a Reflexology Walk is. I'm so glad I did because this park is a delight. I discovered that a Reflexology Walk is basically a bumpy path - albeit a very decorative path. It is paved with pebbles in various patterns and you walk across it to improve circulation in your feet. After the first few steps I thought "This doesn't seem to do any....Yow ... that hit a nerve or something!" So don't rush in to judge - give it a chance. I'd love one as my front garden path if only because it's so pretty.

Woolcock Park ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
Wouldn't it make a lovely garden path. Pretty and good for your feet.


There is some really interesting playground equipment and cool solar powered gizmos including a water feature, which I couldn't get to work and Mushrooms that shake.

Woolcock Park ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
Even the signs are works of art.


Magic Mushrooms
Solar powered moving mushrooms.


It took me a while to work out why one large piece of piece of equipment was fenced and locked. Apparently is is the Liberty Swing which is suitable for wheelchairs. You will need to obtain the key for the Liberty Swing from Red Hill Special School (Ph. 3291 9333) The park has wheelchair accessible toilet facilities and water fountains.

Woolcock Park ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
The Liberty Swing for wheelchair users..


The picnic tables are fabulous allowing you to eat off very large leafy works of art.

Woolcock Park ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
Eat off a leaf and your food will taste fresher.


There is so much to do - a bush track, a half basketball court
but you don't actually need to DO anything just sit, relax and enjoy the combined beauty of nature and public art. Even the drain to the creek is attractive!

Woolcock Park ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
See... even pretty drain off.


Woolcock Park Ashgrove, reflexology walk, liberty swing, playground,
Steps to the Bush Track.


You'll find the park behind Waterworks Road off Mossvale St. Ithaca Creek runs along the boundary.

I don't know what more you could want from a park. Ah, well a coffee van might improve it a little.
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Why? Great playground and park
When: Daytime
Where: Woolcock Park Mossvale St Ashgrove.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
What a delightful place, Lynne. I didn't realise it had all those facilities. Is it the same park where they used to have the Red Hill Fair?
by maria (score: 1|71) 1232 days ago
I've no idea. I'm a born and bred Southsider.
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|669) 1231 days ago
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