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Published October 6th 2012
Perfect spot for a family picnic
Off Galston Road, this reserve is a lovely place to come to relax with the family.
You can park on the side of Galston Road, or drive into the car park behind the cricket field.
It is a neat playground with plenty of climbing equipment for the kids and an interesting garden to peruse. The playground would best suit kids 4 and above, and would hold the interest of older children and children who love to climb as there are lots of rope structures. There is a walking/cycling path linking the playground to skateboard ramps and a skate bowl. With huge undercover picnic area including BBQs, this reserve is perfect for picnics, although bookings may be advised on weekends. Plus you can find a toilet block and two basketball courts on this reserve as well.
A nice place to stop on a long drive or a destination in itself, this reserve also features a War Memorial and was historically the site of the Galston Showground.
If you're planning to come here, don't forget the hat and sunscreen as there isn't a great deal of shade outside of the picnic areas. That said, this may be a great location for the next family reunion.