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Fadden Pines District Park

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published December 31st 2012
Fadden Pines District Park is a fun and colourful park with plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors, and play equipment to indulge the imagination. It's much more than your usual street corner park, and it's worth the drive even if it isn't round the corner.

There's a lot of open space at Fadden Pines, which makes it the perfect place if you're after somewhere to have a kick of the footy. You can easily find your own patch to play in without having to worry about your ball ending up somewhere it shouldn't. It also means that if you're after a spot to picnic you can find somewhere a little less crowded to set up a rug.

Of course there are also picnic tables around the park, as well as barbecues for when you want to cook up some food. It's a good park for office or family parties. The park has tall trees throughout it, and they line many of its paths. These trees give Fadden Pines its own unique look, and while they're not good climbing trees the mini forests are great for inspiring imaginative play.

The highlight for younger kids would have to be the two playgrounds. One is a brightly coloured traditional style playground. It's got plenty of places to climb and run, slides, swings, bridges and more. It's well maintained, and also features a smaller younger children's playground with a small slide and things to clamber over.

The large climbing frame puts others to shame, as it joins the large spider web net style frame with bridges, slides, and castles towers. It's something that is likely to entice older kids as well.

For those who are too cool for slides and swings, the skate park provides them with a place of refuge. It's not very big and it doesn't contain a half pipe, but it's still somewhere to hang out and skate. If you've got any younger kids who are just getting into to skating, then this is a less intimidating place to get them started.

Fadden Pines has good facilities and good parking, and its easily got activities to keep everyone interested.

For more parks and playgrounds head to the TAMS website, or check out parks and playgrounds on Weekend Notes.
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Why? It's a colourful place where imagination plays
When: Anytime
Where: Off Bugden Avenue, Fadden
Cost: Free
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