Morgan Park | BBQ Review

Glen Forrest, WA

We went to Morgan Park to suss out their facilities. Worth a trip? Check our review to find out!

John Morgan Park: A Public Barbecue Haven

Immersing oneself in the art of public barbecue doesn't often necessitate extensive training. However, if honing your public barbecue skills in an engaging setting tickles your fancy, then John Morgan Park is not a bad place to be.

A Barbecue Enthusiast's Dream

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by ample parking spaces for their vehicles. For the cycling enthusiasts, a conveniently located bike rack awaits right next to the barbecue area. The park boasts a double-plated barbecue, offering plenty of space for a variety of succulent cuts. The seating adjacent to the barbecue area, all undercover, is a thoughtful provision, ensuring patrons can enjoy their barbecued delights regardless of the weather.

John Morgan Park ticks all the boxes when it comes to amenities. Multiple bins are conveniently placed next to the barbecues and seating areas, promoting a clean and eco-friendly environment. A water fountain is also available, as well as power outlets for those wanting to add a musical backdrop to their barbecue experience.

For those concerned about restroom facilities, fear not. The toilets are located a mere 15 meters away from the barbecue area. However, do note that dogs, motorcycles, and vehicles are not permitted in the playground area.

Railway-Themed Park & Extra Features

One of the unique features of John Morgan Park is its railway theme, complete with a giant locomotive adjacent to the regular playground. This theme offers a unique backdrop for your barbecue and picnic activities, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages.

If you're a skateboarding or scooting enthusiast, you're in for a treat. The park provides a vast concrete area suitable for such activities, adding a dash of adrenaline to your barbecue outing.

An Adventure Beyond the BBQ

For those who fancy a hike before or after their meal, the park offers access to the iconic rail trail. The trail provides an opportunity to walk off your barbecue indulgence while basking in the beauty of the surroundings.

On the other side of the park, while there may not be barbecues, there is an ideal spot for a picnic. The park doesn't shy away from seating options either, with plenty of benches scattered throughout and numerous bins equipped with dog excrement bags, ensuring a clean and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Firing Up the BBQ

When it comes to starting the barbecue, simplicity is key. Just press the button until the light turns green, and you're ready to cook.

A Touch of Local Charm

While enjoying a barbecue at John Morgan Park, you may be lucky enough to meet locals like Leo. A retired train conductor with 31 years of experience, Leo started his career on the small Pacific island of Kiribati and retired at John Morgan Park, adding a touch of local charm to the area.

The BBQ Rating

After careful consideration, the barbecue experience at John Morgan Park earns a 'snagger' rating of seven out of ten.

And remember, whether you're at a railway park or not, always conduct yourself properly, and clean up after yourself!

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