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Published March 18th 2013
Picnic and play in Marsfield
Pioneer Park is one of those quiet little spots that not many people seem to know about. Drive past on nearby Epping Road and you probably wouldn't realise the park is even there, as it's up a slight incline and set back from the road slightly.
But turn off the main drag and into the backstreets and you come across this peaceful little suburban park, tucked away among houses and a little bit of bushland. A popular spot for families, Pioneer Park has plenty to recommend it for a day out.
The first thing you notice about the park is that it is quite well set up for fitness junkies. At the top of the list is a 340-metre recreational cycleway/walking path that encircles the park. On any given day you can find walkers and runners pounding out laps around here, as well as the occasional kid tearing around on their pushbike.
But Pioneer Park isn't just for fitness junkies; it's also home to a baseball field which, when not in use for organised games, is great for kids to run out their excess energy. And once the kids are done exploring the grassy areas and doing laps on the walking track, they can go nuts in the park's playground.