Photos show Shirley Park ‘understatedly gorgeous’ in sunlight

Shirley Park may very well be one of the most underrated downtown parks in the region. With a rugby pitch, tennis courts, football pitch, outdoor gym, skate park, huge children’s play area and many nooks and crannies to kick back and relax, it’s a real gem.

Served by a free car park behind Aldi (get a ticket from the machine), the park is full of things to do. Besides that, there are some very nice and picturesque corners that we enjoyed when we visited on a sunny day this week.

In this gallery, we’ll show you what we mean. The huge slide and play park we left out because there were kids having fun and we didn’t want to interrupt! You’ll have to take our word for it, or better yet, take your kids to see how much fun it is for you.

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We’ll share our full story about our visit, but for now, take a look at the photos and you’ll feel like you’ve never been before. And if you have, consider this your cue to go back and make the most of it while the sun shines.

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The leafy walkway in Shirley Park

(Image: Kirsty Bosley)

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There are little corners to play in

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Dog walkers are treated to a real treat at Shirley Park

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One of the climbing frames in Shirley Park

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Birds are singing in the trees

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Wisteria in Shirley Park

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More views of the beautiful walkway

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The trees provide speckled picnic spots in Shirley Park

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The football pitch… and hills to go down if you’re so inclined!

(Image: Kirsty Bosley)

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A wooden turtle sculpture takes care of a lost toy from the nearby playground

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Even areas left to grow wild are beautiful when you stop to look at the wildflowers

(Image: Kirsty Bosley)

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A birdbath on the lawn

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A dog walks past a carved wooden trainer

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Wrapped branches twist together to make natural art

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A little songbird sings in the sun at the top of the tree

(Image: Kirsty Bosley)

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A rose blooms to the sky

(Image: Kirsty Bosley)

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