Changing face of fun in the park
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.