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Published September 28th 2018
A beautiful park in Armadale's shopping precinct
Memorial Park is an inner-city playground located in the heart of Armadale that has recently undergone a revamp and has re-opened after a short break.
Memorial Park is located right next to Armadale Central Shopping Centre – not to be confused with Armadale Shopping City, which is further down Jull Street. Admittedly, I hadn't actually visited prior to the revamp, so I can't comment on what it used to look like, only what it looks like now, but I must say I am impressed regardless!
If like me, you have never visited Memorial Park, you may be interested to learn that it is named so because it features the city's war memorial – an obelisk dedicated to local soldiers who gave their lives during the Great War. There is also a replica artillery gun, plus memorial plaques around the park.
The playground features a train theme with a station cubby house and a train play structure. There is a slide that can be reached via a rope ladder, which my three year old headed straight for. Younger children will need a little bit of help getting to the top of the rope ladder, but there is also a set of smaller slides for children who are not so confident on the big slide.
Park Café is the closest place for coffee and food, although the busy Jull Street is at your fingertips, along with the Armadale Central food court and various other cafes and food outlets readily available.