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Laurimar Park

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
Teacher educator and author of many teacher reference books. Amused by random ideas and loves random acts of kindness. Enjoys writing humour...seriously!Please see my Instagram: wilsonjeni
Published May 6th 2014
Something for Every Member of the Family
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A well kept neat park

If you're travelling through Yarrambat and accidentally stay on the Yan Yean Road instead of heading through South Morang, you'll see Larimer marked by a road sign Hazel Glen Road. Don't drive too fast or you might miss it. This discrete entrance to Laurimar is by no way an indication of the facilities in the town.

When you enter the street it's a whole new world. The streets are lined with well-grown native trees. Then, out of nowhere, near a little stone bridge, you'll find a hub of the modern shopping strip with lots of trendy cafes and other shops that you would expect in an established town centre. It looks like a wonderful place to live.

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Modern undercover barbecue area

We went to Laurimar for a junior football match and discovered so much more. The Laurimar Park has something for every member of the family. There is an undercover barbecue area, skate bowl, (not for inexperienced or young riders), two playgrounds and an outdoor fitness area for adults.There's also a newish walking track around the ovals and a short walk to the local eateries.

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Well used when it's not raining

The playground equipment is new and suitable for children of all ages and has soft ground covering. The covered slide was a real hit.

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A slide you can use when its wet

The fitness area in particular caught my eye because I'm not going to go out my way to exercise but while I'm there with the children I might as well give it a whirl.

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My own private free gym

The exercise equipment included a bike, chest press, pull down, stretch station, leg press, equipment for push-ups and other machines all complete with instructions. The body twist used muscles that I didn't realise I had. I now understand why they need to display instructions because you cannot do chest press by standing on seat.

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Get those little legs going!

It's a bit off putting to realise that if you're overweight, over 40 or haven't exercised in a long time, that you are the intended audience for the dire warning sign.

Then I heard the footy siren just time to save me from this wretched exercising.
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Why? Recreation area for everyone
When: Anytime
Where: Montville Street, Laurimar
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Laurimar sounds like a hidden gem.
I laughed out loud with your attempt at doing a chest press.
by eve.c (score: 2|302) 1838 days ago
Sounds like a great place to go on a sunny weekend
by Grant (score: 2|294) 1836 days ago
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