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Save the Weston Park railway?

By johnboy - 22 March 2009 36

The Canberra Times is going in to bat for the operators of the Weston Park Miniature Railway and Kiosk.

Apparently it’s no longer in the ACT Government’s plans for the future of Weston Park, a subject of concern for the artfully photographed Mele family who have run it for the last 14 years.

Will you miss it if it’s gone?

What’s Your opinion?

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36 Responses to
Save the Weston Park railway?
Ian 6:34 pm 22 Mar 09

It has never been anything special, certainly not really worth spending any effort saving. Wonder how many public artworks they’ll fill the park with instead of things that are actually fun/interesting/useful?

Igglepiggle 6:16 pm 22 Mar 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Will need a lot of fixing before it acheives even a basic acceptable standard. Want a train ride for the kids? Go to Kingston- much better. And the kiosk is expensive crap. With poor service.

ant 3:03 pm 22 Mar 09

wood, from memory.

SheepGroper 2:57 pm 22 Mar 09

What was the maze? Hedges?

p1 2:47 pm 22 Mar 09

I Can’t believe that the maze is gone. How many years ago did that happen?

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:46 pm 22 Mar 09

Fix it. It was crap-ish when the maze and the forts were there. Now it’s like Pissweak World.

swamiOFswank 1:54 pm 22 Mar 09

I took my 3yo nephew there last year, and he LOVED it. I thought it needed a bit of a makeover and some publicity (there was no-one there except for us), but otherwise the railway is the closest thing to a theme park canberra has. Let it stay!

OzChick 12:59 pm 22 Mar 09
Whatsup 12:50 pm 22 Mar 09

My kids love the railway and the little kiosk makes good coffee. Yes its all a bit tired however its nothing some “economic stimulus” wouldn’t fix.

We would miss it.

realityskin 12:22 pm 22 Mar 09

Nope, maze is gone, bummer.

Surely the railway could almost pass pre-requistes for heritage listing !

realityskin 12:17 pm 22 Mar 09

I vote revamp !

Is the maze still there !?

ant 12:03 pm 22 Mar 09

Snap indeed! And work experience at the ABS, that’s not a bad analogy for what they’ve done to Weston Park.

Footloose 11:25 am 22 Mar 09

Ha ha Ant, snap! 😀

Footloose 11:24 am 22 Mar 09

Ummm, yes! It’s badly in need of a revamp but I am looking forward to the time when my bubs is old enough to ride. Perhaps if it were properly restored, more people would ride it??
After removing all the cool treehouses, dismantling the mouse house and not allowing water to flow through the ‘waterpark’, Weston Park will soon be about as exciting as a days work experience at the ABS(he he).
Please no…

ant 11:23 am 22 Mar 09

I remember going on that when I was a kid, so it must have been there quite a long time. Weston Park used to be a thrilling place, first there were teh tree houses, then they added the water thing and the maze, and the train.

Now it’s just bland… fine if you’re an adult but it’s a shame today’s kids don’t get the exciting park we had.

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