Close to the cafe strip in Mount Lawley, we discovered a lush, green park with a shaded playground, lawn to run on and paths to ride a bike or scooter.
The play equipment here includes a traditional playground with various climbing ladders, a fireman pole, a chain bridge for balancing, a twisty slide, monkey bars and a flying fox.
Across a brick path, there are also two individual spring rockers shaped like a train and a plane, and a four-way rocker with frogs and horses heads, two toddler swings and two regular swings, a rope net spinner, and ball-shaped spinner.
The playground at Copley Park is covered by shade sails, with the rockers and swings partially shaded naturally by trees.
A brick path loops around the playground with a bench on either side to sit and watch the kids play. Perfect for zooming around on a bike or scooter.
Just beyond the playground, there is a barbecue with a picnic table. There is extra paved space that you could bring along extra chairs or folding tables, making it a good spot for a family picnic or get together with friends.
Surrounding the outer edges of the park are lots of native trees. We visited on a humid day, and with the moisture in the air, we could really smell the eucalyptus in the air.
At the centre of the park, we found a bandstand-like gazebo with power outlets. This is available for hire from the City of Stirling for parties and events. So, maybe somewhere to consider for your next kid’s party or big family reunion?
We followed along the pathway beyond the gazebo, past a water fountain, and found a bright nature-themed mural on the wall of a unit next door, about halfway down the park. Miss 3.5 thought it was fabulous and was only too happy to pose for a photo.
Opposite this, on the other side of the lawn, there is a basketball court. Perfect for keeping older kids busy while littler siblings play.
Public toilets are available at the Beaufort Street end of the park, open between 6am and 6pm.
Copley Park is located on Regent Street, Mount Lawley, just off Beaufort Street.
Streetside parking is available on Regent Street only. However, the park is close to public transport with stops on Beaufort Street.
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Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen
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