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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 January 22nd 2020
Fly in to fly the flying fox
The park can also be entered from Churchill Drive.

reserve entrance
The entrance from Eastwood Cr.

The reserve is a reasonable size, consisting mainly of a grassy slope. At the lower end is a playground with the play equipment looking very new.

Children running
Anxious to get there.

A local resident reported that the local council had just updated the playground and the surrounds is still work in progress.

playground
The view from the top.

The play equipment is open for business and would please all the little ones who get the chance to put it through its paces.

The first thing you notice is the triple swing. A dish swing, a conventional swing and a toddler swing.

Triple swing
The triple swing.

In keeping with the modern trend, soft mulching is all around the play items, adding safety to all who play there.

Girl on swing.
The mulch is very evident.

There are several rope activities including a rope pyramid, a climbing net and a rope walker.

rope walker
The rope walker.

Monkey bars are there for those with strong arms.

monkey bars
Look, one hand.

The ever favourite of any playground it a slide and there is a small one there as the really littlies seem to like a short slide as much as a swing.

Perhaps the main feature of the playground and certainly the most popular item is the flying fox. It is quite long and I can imagine that on a busy day they'll be lining up to test it out.

girl on flying fox
Flying on the flying fox.

Within the play area is a picnic table and a park bench. Unfortunately, there is no shade.

playground
Flying fox in foreground and picnic table on right.

The only other facility is a drinking fountain for both man and beast, most appreciated on a hot day.

playground
Reluctant to leave.

The perimeter of the park has been landscaped with a few trees, lots of shrubs and other plants.

plant
There were several of these.


flower
Late bloomer.

Many plants have been planted among the play area and in due course will add to the ambiance of the area.

native grass
Many native grasses around the perimeter.


gum tree
A mature gum tree.

The playground would be a bonus for local children and if yours are into flying foxes, this one is worth a visit.
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Why? To fly on the flying fox.
When: Anytime
Where: Eastwood Cr. Mooroolbark. Melways map: 37. K.7
Cost: Free
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