All posts tagged: City Park Launceston

Put Your Tourist Eyes On

When I heard that Launceston’s own City Park was named as one of the Top 10 Australian Parks in the Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards, I was dubious. Don’t get me wrong – I love my hometown and I’m first to espouse the caliber of its attributes. But… Well… I just wondered… Why Launceston City Park? So, I took a walk. Decked in puffer jackets and beanies, Master Two and I started at the playground-end, and didn’t progress much further for a good half-hour. It’s a great playground – the kind that allows those terribly distracted mothers who are torn between watching their child and watching their electronic device to do so in relative peace of mind. The slides aren’t too fast. The steps are the right height. There’s soft-fall matting everywhere. We continued eventually into the greater City Park district, scampering beneath a canopy of European trees, many of them centenarians, offering a leafy dapple of sunlight. We fed the ducks. We skipped across the open-air chessboard. We played hide-and-seek in the Conservatorium with the …