Playground at Donny.. brook WA

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:29
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Of interest for those travelling Oz with kids. Donnybrook has installed what I am informed is the biggest and probably the best playground in Australia and it's all free. Not only for kids but also sections of the playground can accomodate adults of all ages.

In addition the Shire have recently opened a transit caravn park in the adjoining Egan Park.

Just look for the playground beside the railway line just off the main Street.

John
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:08

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:08
The playground is reported to have cost two million largely funded by a local family. I thought it was started from a bequeath in someone's will. It is the largest free playground in Australia.

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Follow Up By: westskip - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:13

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:13
Hi Motherhen

My understanding is that funds were provided by one of the local families plus the Shire to a total of one million dollars. However with the volunteer labour from the community the total cost woul;d have been well in excess of that.

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:26

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:26
Must check it out next time we go through.

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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 08:15

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 08:15
Hi John,

Thanks for this info, we are currently travelling Aust with our two girls (7 & 8) we should be in W.A. later this year, we have seen some really good parks so far, we are currently in Shepparton VIC and we recently went to "Adventure Town" its a gold coin donation and the kids loved it, giant slides, mazes, swings, flying foxes ect ect. I think it was funded by SPC Ardmona and local companies. It also has a kiosk ect

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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:03

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:03
Bummer! 'Tis in my old home town, but I'm too old to enjoy it now!!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:03

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:03
Never too old Gerry

My daughter took her kidlings to the opening and she had a ball

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Follow Up By: westskip - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:22

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:22
Hi Gerry

I agree with Motherhen. Never too old especially when part of the playground is specifically aimed at adults.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:32

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:32
Just take a toddler or two and join in the fun

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Reply By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:16

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:16
hi went with grand kids for a birthday picnic a top place except for of local louts that had nothing better to do and started picking on the little ones .they were soon sorted out by my son and another young kids.father.twintrail
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