Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

Senior-focused equipment is popping up at parks all over Perth! We visited the new Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park in Como. It’s a large park, with lake and plenty of birdlife, making it a great spot for a little light exercise.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

The senior area is similar to an outdoor gym. It features a range of equipment – balance beams, core twisters, wave bars and more. These all help to improve the body’s balance as well as strengthen motor skills. Unlike the Jo Wheatly senior park, where all the equipment is marked with descriptive signs, we had to figure out what we had to do here. Hopefully the city of South Perth installs helpful signs soon. The exercises are designed to gently move all areas of the body. There’s balance beams, steps and bridges, with rails for extra support.

A shoulder wheel is to help improve the mobility of your neck and shoulders.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

Finger stair exercises for fine motor skills development.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

If you take along grandchildren to the park, they will love the neighbouring play area with swings, a flying fox and climbing frame. There are public toilets at the park, as well as picnic tables, BBQs, drink fountains and lots of natural shade from the mature trees. Afterwards we enjoyed a gentle stroll around the lake.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

Along the way we spotted plenty of very friendly ducks, moorhens and even a black swan.

The footpath is flat and it’s a relatively short walk. Sporadic benches are handy to sit, rest and enjoy the view.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

There is more fitness equipment along the way, if you want to stop for a work out of a cross trainer! It sure is cheaper than a gym membership, and it’s so lovely being in the great outdoors.

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como

The Senior Park at the leafy Neil McDougall Park is designed to enhance physical and mental well-being for seniors of all abilities. Be sure to try it out!

 

Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como – The Details

The Senior Park at Neil McDougall Park, Como is found at 20 Clydesdale Street, Como.

Free parking bays are available on Ley Street.

 

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About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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