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Morrison's 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 April 17th 2019
All the fun of the farm
Morrison Reserve is a very large area comprising of a farmyard themed playground including a windmill.

The playground is a children's delight with many innovative pieces of equipment.

Why play when there is a camera around!

The flying fox is a very popular activity, once the children are old enough to reach the handle.

Flying fox
The flying fox is popular. Picnic shelter and windmill in background.

Flying fox
Here I come.

A mock-up red tractor and trailer gives the would-be farmers a chance to hone their tractor driving skills without moving.

In the driver's seat

Farmyard fun for young and old.

Where's the engine?

A most unusual feature is a wooden maze. Not a complex one, and parents or older children can look into it from above to guide any little ones that get lost.

The wooden maze from above.

I know the way out

A part of the playground is an undercover picnic area signed as "Morrison Cattle Yard." An ideal spot for a picnic lunch while watching the kids play, and play they will.

The playground which is in an elevated position has great views of the Yarra Valley.

Up a rise from the playground is a large rotunda with tables and seats also offering views across the Yarra Valley.

Distant playground from the rotunda.

A gravel path circumnavigates a large grassed area, a little steep in parts, but not exhaustingly so.

It's an out of the way playground that is an excellent place to avoid crowds. Picnic facilities and barbecues available, but no toilets.

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Where: Morrisons Reserve, Corner Mikado and Old Hereford Roads, Mt. Evelyn
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Fun photos Neil.
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