Riesenweber Park, Jacobs Well

A clean, spacious parkland for the local residents to take advantage of.  Riesenweber Park has something to offer those seeking exercise, fitness and fun.  It’s also where the Jacobs Well Community Centre is situated.  Another park dedicated to our pioneers and their descendants.

Firstly, there is the basketball area.  You and your friends can practise hoops and develop your shooting skills.

Just beside that area is a skateboard/scooter park.   It promises lots of fun and challenges to kids of all abilities.  Ranging from quarter pipes, ramps, to rails and jumps, it’s sure to provide hours of entertainment regardless of the age. The bmx riders are not forgotten, and they will no doubt love this park as there is also a free style bmx track.

Moving over to the next facility, you’ll find two full size tennis courts.  Practice your serve, work on your backswing – whatever takes your fancy.

In addition, there is a cricket oval located here, so grab some bats and balls and set up a friendly neighbourhood game.  Or, you might just like to watch the local teams when they practice their skills. Alberton and Ormeau call this field home.

For the little ones, there is a small, undercover playground area - with swings, a slide and a see-saw for them to enjoy.   It’s also sand underfoot, which means even more fun and comfort for them.

There are toilets at the park, and plenty of picnic tables to enjoy any refreshments you may have brought along.  Or, if you choose, you can cook up a storm on the barbeque equipment there.  The tables don’t offer shade, but there are plenty of nearby trees, you can just bring along a blanket and relax on the shady grass.

The mobile library van also stops here every second Friday.  This is a great service so little ones can change over their books when they have read them from back to front and they need a new reading challenge.

This park is mostly not shaded, so don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.  Hats and sunscreen are a must, especially in the summer months.  Address is 3 Bay Drive, Jacobs Well.

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Written by Dances with Words

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