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Portal Parks and Playground Series: McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin

A group of Enlightened agents decided to spend most of their Sunday strolling around the grounds of the lovely McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.  This is a great spot for Ingress activity.  Take the kids!  Kids, take your parents!  There are great outdoor pieces of art and stuff you can climb on.

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There’s a cafe too:

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Take a footy and kick it arou… oh who am I kidding:

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Look out!  Phew, that was close.  It pays to look up from your screen now and then:

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“CURSE YOU, RECYCLE BUTTON!!!!!!”

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The McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park is located at 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin.

 

Previously: Coburg Lake Reserve


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Portal Parks and Playgrounds series: Coburg Lake Reserve

Pssst!  Hey kids! You know what it’s like when your parents are Agents.  They come to you all excited and they say “junior darling, there’s this fantastic new park we heard about!  We want to take you there!  Now!”  And you’re all “but MUUUUUMMM it’s three o’clock in the morning!”  And then your parents start grumbling about new uncaptured portals and then your dad starts to have a bit of a tanty .  So you have to say “GO AND SIT ON THE NAUGHTY STEP”.  But they keep saying no no no no I want the new portals I want the new portals waaah waaah.  So you sigh, put your slippers and dressing gown on, grab the car keys and keep your eyes closed in the back seat while mum does a burnout in the driveway.  And then off you all go.

Well now you can call the shots and if mum and dad refuse YOU THREATEN TO TAKE THEIR INTEL AWAY.  We’ll help you by telling you about cool parks and playgrounds that are conveniently located near portals.

And so welcome to our first post in the Parks and Playgrounds category of the Melbourne Enlightened Blog!

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TARGET: Coburg Lake Reserve

PORTALS: Lucano, Alevi Elders.  A little further away you will find the Pentridge Gate portal.

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Lucano portal

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Alevi Elders portal

Let’s start at the Alevi Elders portal side of Coburg Lake Reserve.  Here you’ll find a playground with a cool rocket ship thingy:

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You can fit your whole family on this swing.  Trust us:

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There are tables and benches by the lake:

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To head towards the Lucano portal, you cross the lake:

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then get up to where Lucano is located.  If you’re made of tough stuff, you can try climbing this:

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… but it’s easier to go this way:

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At the Lucano side of Coburg Lake Reserve you’ll find another playground.  Do you think this swing would be better if it seated eight?  Get it?  That’s an Ingress joke:

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There’s this cool little lounge room thingy where you can sit and hack Lucano:

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For younger children there’s this wobble wobble thing and a little maze:

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DAD STOP EMBARRASSING ME.  THERE ARE NO SMURFS HERE. Sigh.

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Flying Fox!!!  It holds an adult.  Believe me:

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Coburg Lake Reserve is great for picnics and for fitness too.  There is a track around the lake and some free public fitness equipment.

Do you have a favourite park or playground near a portal, or one you can suggest?  Please leave a comment!