Tag Archives: black mountain peninsula

Ban of dogs in playground, BBQ areas in force, on-leash parks added

Dog walk

Dogs are prohibited from playground equipment and barbecue areas in the ACT from today, as well as being required to be on a leash on all paths, cycleways and in all major parks.
The ACT Government has introduced the law around playground and barbecue areas for public health and safety reasons, and considered walker and cyclist [...]

Civic pool on track for summer

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Civic Pool

We went for a quick dip at Civic Pool (known as Canberra Olympic Pool these days) yesterday afternoon and learnt that work to repair the expensive leak from the outdoor diving pool is going well. A staff member told us the diving pool and neighbouring toddler pool are due to re-open in November. The future [...]

The Battle of Black Tower is upon us


[ 15 June 2013 at 10:30 am; ]

Canberra’s mightest warriors The Hundred Swords are holding another of their large scale foam sword battle events this weekend at Black Mountain Peninsula.

Fancy yourself as Thorin Oakenshield fighting the goblin and orc hordes? Then get on down to Black Mountain Peninsula this Saturday and join the valiant defenders in trying to turn back the green [...]

The Necromancer of Black Mountain

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 March 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Ever since the madness that was Game of Foams, ‘battle gaming’ has become very popular in Canberra. So much so, that the original event organisers Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag started up a new group just to cater for the ‘sword and board’ enthusiasts. So say hello to The Hundred Swords.

‘Battle gaming’, ‘live action [...]

Burning Black Mountain Peninsula

By 31 August 2010

The ESA is warning they’re doing a burn today on Black Mountain Peninsula.
5:45pm Monday 30 August 2010 – Controlled burn at Black Mountain Peninsula tomorrow The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Tuesday 31st August 2010, weather permitting at Black Mountain Peninsula.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference [...]

New amenity for rough trade

By 12 August 2010

As we’re getting over 8,000 visits a day it’s inevitable that at least one of you likes going to public toilets for anonymous gay sex.
To those readers I say rejoice!
Jon Stanhope has announced that Black Mountain and Weston Park are getting new toilet blocks with the old “log cabin” designs to be consigned to the [...]

Rowers, roads and cycle paths

By 16 February 2009

I rarely rant, but I’ve been driven to it by the precious polo-shirt & boat shoe wearing crowd taking part in whatever rowing event was being held at the black mountain end of the lake this weekend – it looked like a private school thing (happy to be corrected if it wasn’t).
I’m all for [...]

Black Mountain Peninsula to be closed at night

By 5 March 2008

In a move that clearly shows the greater regulation we now have in society, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has issued a press release stating that Black Mountain Peninsula will be closed to vehicles overnight in a bid to ensure public safety and combat anti-social behaviour.
The popular picnic spot will be closed between 10pm and 7am [...]

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