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Published January 24th 2019
A little playground in Hammond Park that has had a revamp
There are over 300 parks in the city of Cockburn, and one of the most popular is Botany Park in Hammond Park. Not only is it situated right in the midst of suburbia, but it is easy to walk to, is only a short distance from a couple of cafes and shops and has public toilets onsite.
I finally got around to visiting this park with my children for the first time, following a fantastic revamp. New shade sails have been added along with a bike and scooter track and an accessible swing.
There is a great sand and water play area, with staggered rocks and a timber fort at the top with a ladder and rope an alternative way up to the top. Older kids won't have any dramas clambering up and down the rocks, but it's best to keep an eye on younger children around this section.
The bike and scooter track runs throughout the playground, complete with stop signs and give way signs. The old play equipment remains standing, and includes an interesting play structure with rock climbing holds, twisted ladders and all sorts of weird looking contraptions to play with.
The toddler play structure also remains, while an accessible swing with a harness has been added, plus a toddler swing with a supported back and a birds nest swing, which can hold several small children at a time.
The playground has a number of shade sails and is mostly shaded as a result. There is one shaded picnic table within the fence, plus an undercover picnic area just outside the playground and a public barbecue.
Botany Park also has a fantastic range of outdoor exercise equipment! There are various bits and pieces to work out the whole body, and it's all free to use! Since the park is located right next to the home ground of the Hammond Park Hurricanes Junior Football Club, there's a huge oval for the kids to run around on or kick a ball around.