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Anthony Beale Reserve

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
Teacher educator and author of many teacher reference books. Amused by random ideas and loves random acts of kindness. Enjoys writing humour...seriously!Please see my Instagram: wilsonjeni
Published March 9th 2014
Two Is Better Than One
Park, reserve, dog friendly, playground, bbq, walk track, historical church, cemetery, Artist Walter Withers, Heidelberg School
Tanbark underneath for a soft landing


It's funny what you notice. I took my two kids to the Anthony Beale Reserve to test out the new remote control car that was supposed to go 160 kmh. I'd say it went more like 5 kmh so this was a bit of a disappointment. After charging the battery for eight long hours my son handled the anti climax very well. 'This does not go 160, even down hill!' he exclaimed.

Park, reserve, dog friendly, playground, bbq, walk track, historical church, cemetery, Artist Walter Withers, Heidelberg School
How many kms did they say on the box?


When we arrived there were only two cars in the car park. Some people came and went and when we left there were two others parked there.

Park, reserve, dog friendly, playground, bbq, walk track, historical church, cemetery, Artist Walter Withers, Heidelberg School
One oval in the foreground and the other in the background up the stairs


At Anthony Beale Reserve there are two ovals. We chose the highest level oval from the two ovals there. There were two walkers going for their morning walk. On the lower there were two people walkers with two dogs.

Two dog walkers with their two dogs
Two dog walkers with their two dogs


While we were there a dad drove up with his two boys. He had a couple of footys and a handful of batteries for the boom box he had brought with him. They were there to do footy drills. It looked like serious fun.

Opposite the ovals is a playground with two separate sets of play equipment. I wondered why they would have two so close. Perhaps one is better suited to younger children.

Along the driveway there is the historic St Katherine's Church Artist Walter Withers, of the Heidelberg School, buried in the Church's small cemetery.

I saw that they have picnic tables and BBQ equipment but I think they only have one. Maybe I'm wrong because the reserve is quite big.

Park, reserve, dog friendly, playground, bbq, walk track, historical church, cemetery, Artist Walter Withers, Heidelberg School


Keep your eye open for the reserve. It cannot be seen from the roadway except for the driveway but it is signposted. The Anthony Beale Reserve is only a minutes drive from the St Helena marketplace so convenient if you want to grab a coffee and some snacks at the Sweet Temptations café and have a picnic.
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Why? Multiple purposes reserve for fun and fitness
When: Anytime
Where: Wahroonga Court, St Helena
Cost: Fee
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I'd send your remote car back and ask for a refund on the basis of false advertising. At least it got you a day out in the park though.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12479) 2072 days ago
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