A small local park, Anthony Dodd Reserve in Melville is a shady, quiet spot with a playground great for cautious toddlers (and budding tree climbers).
Located on a quiet suburban street, it’s often empty making it the perfect park for tentative toddlers to get used to the bigger equipment without needing to worry about the bigger kids running around.
If you do have older ones, there are plenty of trees perfect for climbing.
The play equipment features climbing, a big and little slide, tunnel, monkey bars, bridge walks and sandpit.
There’s also a set of swings with a baby and regular seat a little walk away from the playground, within the reserve.
The park is naturally shaded with plenty of trees however your little ones might need a hat on in the playground itself.
It’s a short drive (or walk, if you’re game) from the cafes along Marmion Street, or in the opposite direction you’ll find (uphill – you’ve been warned!) there’s Melville Reserve featuring the skatepark and library.
Bring your own coffee and set out a picnic rug under the trees.
Picnic tables? Yes
Nearest coffee BYO
Free parking Yes
Location: 30 Luffingham St, Melville WA 6156