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Mahon 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 May 6th 2019
A long reserve but a short walk
Park entrance
The Oban Road entrance.

This long narrow reserve is just what the entrance sign says, "Playground, Walking Path." From the Oban Road end, the gravel path meanders through trees and open grassy areas.

It is very popular with dog-walking locals.

Walking dogs
Very popular with dogs and their owners.

There are three access points from Jull Parade which is better than parking in Oban or Warrandyte Roads. Jull Parade runs parallel to the park with a row of houses in-between.

Kids on bikes
One of the tree lined access points from Jull parade

The playground is very basic, only having four items to play on. A slide, swing, a see-saw and a one child spring-mounted rocker.

Play ground
The basic play ground.

Even though it is a narrow reserve with houses bordering both sides, there are many places where they are not apparent and peaceful appreciation can be experience from the occasional bench seat along the path.

The only non flat part of the path.

The area is a flood retarding basin and caution should be exercised after heavy rain, particularly at the Warrandyte Road end.

The warning sign for wet weather.

The Warrandyte Road end has several concrete basins to collect any flooding water.

After heavy rain water will cascade down the retarding basin.

Apart from the ever present magpies, the only other bird life seen was a lone screeching cockatoo.

Cockatoo in tree
The only interesting bird seen.

The single path is compacted gravel and has a slight slope at the Warrandyte Road end, but is easy going.

Just a trickle of water in dry conditions.

Just the place for a quiet stroll.

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Where: Between Oban Road and Warrandyte Road Ringwood North.
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