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Beauty Park

Nature and Wildlife Frankston

Description

Phone: 1300 322 842

Home of an ornamental lake with viewing platforms where a variety of seabird and waterfowl can be fed. The playground includes a large climbing net, cubby house, slide, grassed picnic areas and shade trees. The sandstone pavillion offers barbecue and sheltered tables. There are three outdoor fitness stations and a walking track around the park's perimeter.

Description

Beauty Park links Frankston Waterfront with Frankston's George Pentland Botanic Gardens. It's a beautiful spot for a walk or stroll.

Features:

  • Playground with 5.8 metre high climbing net, combination unit with cubby house and slide and a toddler's climbing net
  • Sandstone-clad pavilion providing shelter from the elements
  • Barbecues, drinking fountain and bins
  • Ornamental lake with two raised viewing platforms suspended over the water's edge to view a variety of seabirds and water fowl
  • Creekline with large boulders and river pebbles
  • Grassed picnic areas and shade trees
  • A walking/cycling path circumnavigates the park
  • Three outdoor fitness stations are located around the Park

Fitness Equipment

Council and the Rotary Club of Frankston joined forces to install the three outdoor fitness stations around the Park's perimeter track.

The equipment allows people to extend and enhance their exercise regimes while taking advantage of the outdoors and the added benefit of a social setting.

The self-guided exercise system has been designed by leading exercise physiologists and is suitable for people of all fitness levels aged over 12 years. The equipment includes warm up benches, rowing machine, cycle seat, and various stretch bars.

History

In the past, Beauty Park was known for its association with Lord Baden-Powell and the Scouting Jamboree of 1934. For many years the park was home to the Frankston Croquet Club prior to its move to improved facilities in Nolan Street. Following the Club's relocation, the Frankston Marching Girls used the park but they too have moved to Nolan Street.

The semi-abstract sculpture by Australian artist Deborah Halpern was installed on 6 December 2002.

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Map & Directions

51N High Street Frankston Victoria 3199