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Graysworth Reserve & W (Jacko) Jackson 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 March 26th 2019
Walk you dog or walk your children, take your pick
Two parks, one location

Graysworth Reserve.
Rendcomb Street
Kilsyth South.

This reserve has something for everyone, particularly if you are a kid.

The sign near one of the entrances.

Another very inviting entrance.

If you are still in a pusher, you can watch your older brothers or sisters play in the playground while you watch with your parents as they prepare a picnic lunch in the nearby undercover picnic area.

The undercover picnic area with adjacent play ground.

Your older brothers and sisters can happily play on the many items in the play area. They can climb, rock, sit, swing, slide or play train driver.

play equipment
Some of the junior activity items.

Would be train drivers are catered for.

While your daddy keeps an eye on your siblings, your mummy can take you for a tour around the reserve.

Reaching the far end, you notice a skate park where older boys, and sometimes girls can practice their skateboard skills.

Skate park.
Far away from the play ground the bigger kids can practice their skate board skills.

Nearby is a small area with two basketball hoops. You see a lot of these in the parks that your parents take you to. Soon, when you're out of this pusher thing you can borrow your big brother's basketball and throw some hoops yourself.

basketball hoops
You can go through the hoops here.

You then spy four white posts in the ground. A football field you think, but there is only one set. Your developing powers of deduction tell you that they are for older girls and boys to practice their goal kicking skills.

When it's nice and quiet you sometimes see birds. One you noticed on your last visit was a white-faced heron just walking around and pecking at something on the ground.

A white faced heron looking for dinner.

Perhaps our heron friend wants to play.

So you see, Grayswood Reserve has activities for kids of any age. Even your parents may like this quiet and peaceful area.

people on path
Homeward bound.

Across the road is.

W. (Jacko) Jackson Reserve.
Rendcomb Street.
Kilsyth South.

This small reserve is just a grassed area with a small stand of trees in the centre.

sign and trees
The entrance to 'Jacko' Reserve with the small stand of trees.

It backs onto a drainage reserve which is the course of the Little Bungalook Creek which (when flowing) empties into the nearby Dandenong Creek.

It's only merit is that it is a designated dog off-lead area.

An Ibis, almost a resident of every park.

Although there were no water source in the vicinity an ibis and a White faced heron were sighted.

On my approach this white faced heron took flight.

Like many smaller suburban reserves, they are provided for local residents to enable them and their family to enjoy the open air and provide activities for children of all ages.

Park your car in or walk to Rendcomb Street and decide dogs or kids.
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