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Neil McDougall Park

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Published June 27th 2013
A cool playground in a picturesque park
Neil McDougall Park is bursting at the seams with new and exciting equipment and challenging areas for the young and the not so young.


Parking can be found at Ley Street in Manning, but be warned the carparks can become full even on weekdays. There are two signposted corner entrances, although you can enter anywhere along Ley Street.

For the Young

The kids have access to an awesome looking web inspired playground. From afar it resembles a massive spider's web. Take a closer look and you will be able to find slides, climbing nets, balancing poles, spinning platforms, stepping stone areas, suspended tunnels and monkey bars all intertwined within the structure. My older kids loved playing chasey on the equipment especially after being issued with the challenge of not touching the ground as they navigated their way through the maze.

The older kids can also have a go on the Cableway (also known as a Flying Fox). Make sure the kids follow the instructions to ensure their own safety and the safety of others while they are using it.

The younger kids can also use the web equipment but the stand alone equipment might be suitable. They have a choice of slides, swings, swinging platforms, a modern see saw and a digger.

For the Not-So-Young

There are plenty of benches placed around the park and in the play areas for your use. BBQs are also available. For the more energetic, there is exercise equipment placed towards the front of the park adjacent to the carparking area.

For Everyone

The walk path weaves its way around the lake which is in the middle of the park. Walk, ride, skate or scoot around the whole lake to appreciate it from each and every angle.

One of the paths will take you on a poetry walk where you can read short poems written by various West Australian poets. Make sure you look at both sides of the coloured panels otherwise you'll have to back track to read the other poems like I had to.

At the end of the poetry walk pathway you will find the McDougall Farm Community Garden. It was great to see this well maintained community initiative and the garden beds full of healthy produce.

This suburban park really has a range of facilities to satisfy everyone and is popular for picnics and family gatherings.
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Why? Picnic in a park where the kids are entertained
When: On a fine day
Where: Corner of Ley Street and Henley Street, Manning
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I agree with Katy; there are lots of different things to play on.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12386) 2176 days ago
That's an excellent playground for the kids!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2178 days ago
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