Get to know Shen­ton Park

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

PUT on your walk­ing shoes and get ready to ex­plore Shen­ton Park’s se­cret sto­ries and leafy open spa­ces.

Su­bi­aco Mu­seum vol­un­teer Mar­ion Gather­cole will lead the way around ‘A Plethora of Parks’, the lat­est in­stal­ment in the See Subi on Sun­day strolls.

The week­end tours are in their 16th year, af­ter Ms Gather­cole orig­i­nally or­gan­ised a one-off walk as a com­mu­nity project.

“I was only go­ing to do one and 60 peo­ple turned up,” she said.

See Subi on Sun­day walks have now taken res­i­dents and vis­i­tors around Su­bi­aco Oval, lo­cal char­ac­ter homes, pub­lic art and more.

“There are lots of sto­ries around here. One of the com­ments I’ve had is ‘I drive past all the time and I’ve never no­ticed that’,” Ms Gather­cole said.

Walk­ers are also en­cour­aged to share their own snip­pets of lo­cal his­tory dur­ing the walks.

‘A Plethora of Parks’ starts at 1.30pm at the Onslow Park Ten­nis Club car park on Sun­day, Jan­uary 14.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d477911

Mu­seum vol­un­teer and tour guide Mar­ion Gather­cole is host­ing a tour of Su­bi­aco's parks as part of the area''s week­end his­tory walks.

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