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Country Club Drive Reserve

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 30th 2019
More than a playground
It's only small, but it's very popular. I pass it frequently and rarely is there no children and their parents enjoying the facilities.

Reserve sign
We are here

Visitors would be mainly locals as the usual mode of arrival is in pushers. As local mothers often congregate for a get together while watching their charges at play.

Play equipment.
The playground equipment.

There are ample seats and a couple of picnic tables, which are often used, and mostly in the shade when the sun is out.

Play equipment.
A general view of the play area.

All ages are catered for with play equipment for swinging, sliding, and climbing. Most playgrounds these days have soft landing areas under all activities should there be a fall while swinging, sliding or climbing.

You can swing.

You can slide.

climbing rope
You can climb.

For those who have outgrown the play equipment, there is a basketball hoop to practice their goal shooting.

shooting for goal
It's on its way. Expanse of grass in background.

A large expanse of grass allows ball games to be played, or just to run around.

pole slide
You can even pole slide.

The area is well maintained by the Yarra Ranges Council with the grass regularly mowed and a nice landscaped area around the play area which adds to the ambience.

rotary swing
Keep the undercarriage retracted.

Native shrubs and trees have been planted around the perimeter to visually shield the houses and the kindergarten that back onto the reserve. Many birds are noticed flitting through the trees, rarely pausing.

Flowering bush
Very colourful when in bloom.

One of the small flowering shrubs around the play ground.

The Country Club Drive Reserve playground would be just one of hundreds around the suburbs, mainly for the enjoyment of local residents.

Flowering bush
Close ups are nice.

Country Club Drive leads to the Chirnside Park Country Club Bistro. Stop on the way for the kids to work up an appetite, or on the way back to work off dessert.

If you are passing the reserve any children on board may exclaim, "We are there," so stop and give them a play, maybe on equipment they have not experienced before.
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Where: Country Club Driuve, Chirnside Park. Melways map: 37. K.5.
Cost: free
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