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Volcano Park and adjacent Faulkner Park - Belmont

We finally ticked off one of Perth's BIG playgrounds and it is unique!

The volcano dominates this fully fenced play space and you can climb the spiral path to the top where every 15-20 minutes steam rises from the volcano! There is a water and sand play area next to the volcano and a further shaded sandpit area on the other side.

There is a huge tree house climbing structure with a tunnel slide for the older kids.

 A broken pirate ship next to the tree house allows younger children to use their imaginations with the help of a turtle family and some not so friendly ocean creatures!

A fabulous toddler play space is separated from the main play area by some hedging and caters for really little ones as well as older toddlers.

The kids can ride the flying fox or explore the jungle style gardens full of totems and water spouts which might take you by surprise as you wander through so be prepared with a change of clothes.

The playground is fully fenced with picnic benches, grassy areas and barbecues. Although it is landscaped it is not shaded and can get very hot in summer. Toilets are located nearby at the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre of at Belmont Forum Shopping centre. There is quite a lot of parking but this is shared with the Leisure Centre and adjacent Faulkner Park which is a beautiful space in it's own right so if you are heading to the Volcano Playground for a play make some time to wander around Faulkner Park as well.

Faulkner Park starts north of Belmont Forum which is home to some lovely artworks along Wright Street and also has a small playground tucked into the Wright Street entrance.

Progress Way then winds through Faulkner Park passing the Spirit of Community Sculpture, the stunning Senior Citizens Centre building and Ruth Faulkner Library. Walking paths wind along either side of Progress Way and meander past beautiful landscaped gardens and ornamental lakes.

The central section of the park has large manicured lawns, quirky colourful sculptures, a massive gazebo and a lovely war memorial. Across the bridge are more landscaped gardens surrounding the two larger lakes as you head towards the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre.

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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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