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May Drive Parkland - Play with the Dinosaurs @ Kings Park

Updated: Jun 1

May Drive Parkland and the Arthur Fairall Playground are situated on May Drive in Kings Park. The playground is dinosaur themed and kids can travel back in time to Lycopod Island, which is surrounded by water. Around Lycopod Island you can explore the stromatolites from the boardwalk or get wet under the "shower" trees.

Lycopod Island and the playground are not fenced so the playground is recommended for children 6 years and over. As the playground is quite extensive it is not always easy to keep eyes on your kids unless you follow them around. For younger children try the Ivey Watson Playground which is designed for children under 6 or if you have both over and under 6 year olds try the nearby Saw Avenue Variety Nature Playground.

There is an elevated walkway and a fort - Windy Walk - with dinosaur themed activities between them.

There are large statues of Australian mega fauna for the kids to explore and helpful information signs tell you all about these ancient animals.

There is plenty of grassed area to settle on for a picnic or you could try the Zamia Cafe. There are barbeque facilities and toilets and plenty of nearby parking (sealed or off road).

In Summer Moonlight Cinemas operates on the grassy slope behind the playground with movies screening around 7.30 - 8.00 pm. This was the reason for my visit hence the dark pictures as it was around 7pm when the photos were taken.

You will also find the Vietnam Memorial Pavilion here.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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