Close to the Peninsula Estate area of Maylands, a new playground has been built at De Lacey Reserve. This playground has something for younger and older kids alike.
The first thing Miss 4 spotted was the flying fox. This has a small tower to launch from and sand beneath should someone slip off mid-ride. Miss 4 loved it! It was her favourite part of the playground. We found smaller kids will need help bringing it to the tower as it’s hard work without a bit of muscle. So parents, don’t be surprised if you get roped in for that job! I know I did.
Separately in another sandpit, there is a play structure. This has two slides, a single one and a double one which is a straight down on one side and bumpy on the other. The slides are connected via a small tunnel and a telescope is mounted on the platform before the double slide.
A rope web connects the double slide to a set of monkey bars, both suited to kids that love to climb. This then connects to a set of platform steps leading to the smaller of the two slides. Underneath this main structure is a little wooden shop front that is perfect for imaginative games.
Adjacent in the sand, standing separate, is a bird’s nest style swing. This was also a hit with Miss 4, who enjoyed it on her own and with a boy she made friends with while we were there.
The playground here at De Lacey Reserve is currently naturally shaded by the trees surrounding, and there are bench seats and a picnic table set beneath these for parent or carers comfort. I’d recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen just in case for those really sunny days. The playground also is not fenced in, but it is set back away from the road and the streets here seemed fairly quiet.
Beyond the playground, there is lots of grassed areas. Many families had brought their dogs down for a run and some bigger kids were kicking around a soccer ball. The oval is equipped with a cricket pitch, soccer and football goals. Cricket practice cages also stand nearby between the playground and the carpark.
De Lacey Reserve is a five minute drive from the Peninsula Tea Rooms and from the cafes along Eighth Avenue and Whatley Crescent. Why not combine your play in the park with a stop to Sherbert or Steam Haus for a coffee or snack?
De Lacey Reserve
Hillside Crescent, Maylands. Off-street parking is available. Public toilets are available at the club rooms.
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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