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Published January 29th 2014
What Makes a Good Park?
Reviewed by Tillee, 7, and Brandon, 10.
There are a number of parks with playgrounds in Salisbury. Most of them follow Rocky Waterholes Creek.
This has always been a favourite of Tillee's because there is a shop across the road where we can buy "treats". I like it because I can buy a take away coffee. It seems a popular park with smaller children as there is an excellent bike track for trikes and scooters that is just right for learners.
Access to the creek is safe, shallow, and LOTS of fun. You can walk across the creek to another walking path and come back to the park across a bridge.
Tillee: "More things to do, space to run and there are frogs... I think*. 5/5."
Brandon: "It has good activities and lots of room for games. 4/5."
Well, there is a fish pond.
The Twirly Whirly Park, aka Bill Moore Park
Known in the family as the Twirly Whirly Park, obviously the favourite equipment here is the spinning thing. I tried and I LOATHED it. But the kids love it. This visit it was full of rain water and the kids had a ball going fast enough to spin the water out.
This is a beautiful, peaceful park with lots of trees following the line of the creek plus lots of open space. There are a few benches but they are not close to play area so if you want to sit BYO folding chair or rug. No toilets.
There is also a small park on Lillian Avenue. opposite Meynell Street. This has a small but interesting selection of play equipment. It also has a covered picnic table, a tap and lots of flat rocks at the back that I'm sure would be popular.