Chang­ing face of fun in the park

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

DO you re­mem­ber climb­ing the logs at May Drive Park­land in glo­ri­ous Kings Park in the 1960s?

They were a fun – although prob­a­bly con­sid­ered haz­ardous by some by to­day’s stan­dards – way of get­ting to the lit­tle is­land in the mid­dle of the large pond.

This scene cer­tainly looks dif­fer­ent to­day.

The logs have been re­placed with a zigzag­ging board­walk, and the is­land – known as Ly­co­pod – houses an im­pres­sive play­ground with a wa­ter mist for­est, ideal for chil­dren aged six­plus.

Th­ese up­grades came from a $2 mil­lion re­vamp of the park in 2002.

It’s one of the many jew­els of Kings Park that have cer­tainly changed over the years, yet re­mained a pop­u­lar play­ground and pic­nic spot.

Do you have a photo you’d like to share that evokes a spe­cial rec­ol­lec­tion? You might be tuck­ing into a muf­fin with the kids at Stick­y­beaks Cafe or ad­mir­ing the na­tive plants at the Botanic Gar­den.

Wher­ever you are in Perth, what­ever you are do­ing, we want to see it.

Pic­ture: State Li­brary of WA

Kings Park to­day. Ad­ven­ture play­ground and pool, Kings Park, 1967. @imalka16472075

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