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Joel's Playground

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

After exploring Manning Park we noticed a small playground called Joel's Playground nearby so set off to find it tucked away in a new development in North Coogee. As we turned onto Reinforcement Parade from Anchorage Drive we were delighted by a beautiful sculpture of C.Y. O'Connor on his horse. Around the statue we found plaques with historical insights into this area....some of them were even embedded with gold!

As we had crossed Anchorage Drive to read the plaques on that side we wandered through Anchorage Park - a delightful little area with a small grassed area complete with soccer goal, landscaped gardens, a barbecue and picnic table and a few nature play elements.

There were also textured pathways leading through to Silvergull Park.

Back at the statue we walked past the basketball court, ping pong table and picnic benches in Reinforcement Park before heading along the path to Joel's Playground.

This is a great little nature playground perfect for your little abseilers with ropes on the rock face along with other rope and net climbing frames, balancing logs, a basket swing, a slide and another barbecue and picnic bench.

There is also some exercise equipment around the park so the adults can join in the fun too!

There are plenty of parking bays but no toilets. Take the bikes or scooters as the path winding between these lovely parks is perfect for kids to ride on. Although too spread out for supervision this is a great area for mixed age groups as the playgrounds cater for different ages and interests.

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As well as being located close to Manning Park and Manning Lake this playground is also near Ngarkal Beach and the Port Coogee Marina, CY O'Connor Beach and the Nyungar Tourist Trail.

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 extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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