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Published June 9th 2019
Take the family to one of these amazing Armadale playgrounds
Armadale is a sprawling city with historical ties to early settlement in Western Australia, plenty of natural bush to explore and even fruit picking, yoga retreats and wineries! Stretching from Piara Waters out to Ashendon, the city of Armadale also has a number of fantastic parks for families to enjoy. Here are the top parks in Armadale.
Robot Park, Piara Waters Location: Mason Road, Piara Waters Full Review
Have you ever heard of, or seen, another park, anywhere in the world that has a robot head for a cubby house? No. Robot Park in Piara Waters features the awesome cubby house, along with other robot-themed pieces of play equipment. There is a large play structure with ropes and slides, plus a flying fox, swings, nature play, picnic tables and a public toilet.
Rossiter Pavilion Playground, Piara Waters Location: Rossiter Pavilion, between Rossiter Avenue and Sunray Avenue, Piara Waters Full Review
Rossiter Pavilion Playground has some fantastic feature for little kids, such as an outdoor play kitchen, sand and water play, rock climbing-style walls, swings and mini in-ground trampoline. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and access to public toilets.
Dovedale Park, Harrisdale Location: Gracefield Boulevard, Harrisdale Full Review
This little playground has a huge focus on nature play. It has a flying fox, a birds nest swing, small climbing frame with a rope ladder, plus timber play equipment and rope play. There is an undercover picnic spot and a public barbecue.
Sienna Wood Shipwreck Park, Hilbert Location: Forrest Road, Hilbert Full Review
At the heart of this fantastic playground is a shipwreck facade, complete with heaps of ship-themed play activities, innovate play spaces, slides, sand and water play and a flying fox with an accessible seat. It also has several sets of swings, public toilets, barbecues, undercover picnic tables and even a Mooba Cafe for all your caffeine needs. Oh, and it's also fully fenced - great for parents of little kids who like to run.
Memorial Park, Armadale Location: Jull Street, Armadale Full Review
Memorial Park is situated in the heart of the Armadale city centre, and is, not surprisingly, the location for the city's war memorial. The park also features a fantastic playground, with several climbing structures, including one shaped like a train, a unique four-seater see-saw, musical play, a train station, swings and a tripod swing. The local skate park is located just across the road from Memorial Park.
There is a toilet at the park, plus more at the shopping centre or over at one of the two fast food restaurants right across the street. Being so close to the shops and Jull Street Mall, there are plenty of places to grab a coffee before the kids have a play.
Frye Park, Kelmscott Location: Clifton Street, Kelmscott Full Review
Frye Park features a nautical theme with an awesome little pirate ship play structure, which has a unique 'child-powered' musical feature. The kids have to turn a handle to power up the music, which belts out some awesome tunes to get moving to! The park is mostly suited to toddlers and preschoolers. It also features a tripod swing, swings and a separate, fenced toddler area. There is a shaded picnic area, plus toilets located at the nearby Frye Park Pavilion.
Borrello Park, Roleystone Location: Billeroy Road (off the Brookton Highway in Roleystone) Full Review
This beautiful, largely naturally shaded park is great for toddlers and preschoolers looking for some adventure. It has a fort with a ramp and slides, plus various bits of play equipment, swings, climbing apparatus and a play digger. There is also a toilet onsite.
Benbecula Park, Bedfordale Location: Benbecula Circle, Bedfordale
Although small, Benbecula Park has recently undergone a redevelopment to make it more appealing to local families and visitors. Whereas before the makeover, it had little more than a set of swings and an undercover picnic area, but now includes a timber climbing frame, heaps of nature play and even outdoor exercise equipment!
So why not get the kids out of the house for a few hours and tick each and every one of these fantastic parks off your to-do list.