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PJ Mould Community Park

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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 March 7th 2020
It's a colourful convenience
The most prominent feature of the park is the toilet block. Good news for those in need, but for those not, it is good for a pictorial walk around.

P.J. Mould Community Park
The park sign.

It's a very eye-catching toilet block as all four sides are adorned with painted murals, most depicting an aspect of Wandin's past.

One end depicts a steam train titled "last train." The former railway station at Wandin was on the Lilydale to Warburton rail line, now part of the rail trail. The last train through Wandin was on 1 August 1965.

train mural
The last train to Warburton?

About 300 metres away the rail trail crosses the Warburton Highway and the Wandin station platform is still there.

Wandin station
The former Wandin rail station.

The other end of the block depicts a pick-up truck of around the 1940s vintage.

truck mural
Pick-up truck with orchard background.

The rear wall shows three murals, all painted in black and white.

toiler murals
The rear wall.

A 1930's looking vintage fire engine of the Wandin Fire Brigade is on the left end of the rear wall.

vintage fire engine mural
Vintage fire engine.

Freight train carriages and cars at Wandin Station, occupy the central position.

The centre mural.

A Wandin Model Bakery van, complete with appropriately clad baker, adorns the right end.

Bakers van mural
The bakers mural.

On the business side of the block, the entrances, are appropriately depicted.

murals on toilet block.
The colourful entrances.

The female toilet depicts a lady in a red dress riding a white horse, side-saddle of course.

Lady on horse mural.
Ladies always rode side saddle.

The gents show a gentleman wearing a top hat and tails riding a penny farthing bicycle.

Man of bike mural.
A well dressed cyclist.

Apart from the toilet block other facilities in the park is a picnic shelter with bbq, and picnic tables all part of a Wandin Rotary Club project. A drinking fountain for both man and dog is also on site.

picnic shelter.
The Rotary picnic shelter.

The Wandin Rotary Club was formed in May 1984 and a tree was planted in the park to commemorate the event.

The Rotary planted tree.

tree plaque.
The plaque next to the tree.

The whole area is landscaped with many garden beds.

flower beds
One of the garden beds.

After you have admired the artwork and feel a little peckish, in the compact Wandin North Shopping precinct you will find two pizza shops, a deli-café, a Chinese restaurant and a fish and chip shop.

Many of these were in flower.

The P.J. Mould Community Park is one of those many little areas in small towns that don't rate even a passing glance, but if your glance becomes a good look, you will be rewarded.
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Why? It's a convenient convenience to stop at.
When: anytime
Where: Wandin north Shopping Centre. Warburton Hwy. Wandin north.
Cost: Free
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