Help with some wet weather picnic alternatives

Mish_Mash 17 September 2008 19

SO…. I need YOU to help me with some ideas.

I am jetting off OS shortly and I am organising a little get together for the friends and family before I go.

I thought Weston park would be a great family friendly – everyone welcome type facility but am having trouble thinking of a good wet weather alternative or at least somewhere with some cover.

This is where you come in.

Any ideas?


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Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 8:32 pm 23 Sep 08

possibly, but so is the weston park undercover area. I have heard of a guy who is seen watching little kids play down near the pond / bridge area, with a sad face. Apparently, a little kid is supposed to have been knocked down and drowned there. the guy who watches is his father, who took his own life.

ah! really? boy thats creepy! i never heard that story before.

you do realise im now going to be sitting there the whole day watching to see if a ghost appears. actually i might just tell all the kiddies that and creep them out! mwwwaahahahaaha

Granny Granny 8:33 pm 19 Sep 08

And on that jolly party note … *chuckle*

peter@home peter@home 7:51 pm 19 Sep 08

Granny said :

Isn’t that supposed to be haunted?

possibly, but so is the weston park undercover area. I have heard of a guy who is seen watching little kids play down near the pond / bridge area, with a sad face. Apparently, a little kid is supposed to have been knocked down and drowned there. the guy who watches is his father, who took his own life.

Granny Granny 6:45 pm 19 Sep 08

Isn’t that supposed to be haunted?

Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 5:15 pm 19 Sep 08

um… i don’ know. 40 at the most. if it absolutely pours on the day, i may be forced to admit defeat, it’s just nice to know theres something to run and hide beneath if the gods are against me and the rain starts to kick in while were there.

and yes peter the kambah woolshed has been picked as the back up venue, good suggestion!

peterh peterh 5:01 pm 19 Sep 08

Holden Caulfield said :

How many people will you have at this shindig? Getting a decent undercover area for a large crowd may be a bit tricky unless you’re willing to give a car park a try!

or the kambah woolshed!!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:06 pm 19 Sep 08

How many people will you have at this shindig? Getting a decent undercover area for a large crowd may be a bit tricky unless you’re willing to give a car park a try!

Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 9:25 am 18 Sep 08

yes Lennox Gardens has a few covered bits, but is a bit small. I’ve been doing the google thing to try and suss out a few places, but it’s not really helping me out much. but thanks for all the tips guys! i’ll have to go for a proper drive around on the weekend and suss out all the shelters. I just had no idea where to start really.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:16 pm 17 Sep 08

Oh, there’s another spot with a covered gazebo like thingy on the City side of the lake. Park off Consitution Ave, across the road from the CIT restaurant, and take the pedestrian underpass under Parkes Way and you should find the way.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:14 pm 17 Sep 08

I think Lennox Gardens behind the Hyatt has undercover areas near the free BBQs.

phototext phototext 7:03 pm 17 Sep 08

I think Black Mountain Peninsula has sheltered spots. Been a while since last there and memory ain’t what it used to be.

Kingston foreshore development has a bbq area and I’m certain they have sheltered areas.

Google sat maps would be the way to go, shelters should show up as visable.

S4anta S4anta 4:35 pm 17 Sep 08

Yarralumla woolshed has a bunch.

Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 3:00 pm 17 Sep 08

hahaha! yes! what a befitting way to say good bye to canberra, sitting under commonwealth bridge eating my sausage sandwich getting pooed on by the pigeons. excellent!

Thanks for mentioning the undercover areas of weston park, I havent been there for a number of years and hadn’t realised they had under cover bits. I think the plan might be to stake them out early just in case.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 1:27 pm 17 Sep 08

then again, you could set up on the roads that run under Commonwealth Ave Bridge 🙂

la mente torbida la mente torbida 1:26 pm 17 Sep 08

Weston Park, near the mini-railway (down to the right), has a couple of large, covered areas

Swaggie Swaggie 12:18 pm 17 Sep 08

Southern Cross Yacht Club – plenty of grassy areas and if the weather turns nasty head indoors to the club

peter@home peter@home 12:08 pm 17 Sep 08

at a pinch, the kambah woolshed is a good undercover site, there have been quite a few birthday parties being held there recently, and not an overly large amount of big kids, mainly families.

Danman Danman 11:57 am 17 Sep 08

Cotter campgrounds, cotter reserve, casurina sands – these all have undercover areas.

Jazz Jazz 11:50 am 17 Sep 08

picnic spots with cover? none that i can think of but its been a while since i went picnic..um…ing

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