Toodyay has a range of facilities and services that are targeted to children and young people. Youth Group I held 6pm Fridays at the new youth hall behind the Baptist Church.
BMX & Skate Park
Locate at Dudgee Park in the heart of Toodyay is a Skate Park that caters for a range of skills and abilities. This is a popular meeting point for young people in the townsite.
The Morangup Community Centre has developed a BMX track to meet the needs of the young people in the community and a new skate park.
Parks & Playgrounds
Duidgee Park, located next to Newcastle Bridge on the Avon River, is one of the most popular parks in Western Australia. With barbeque facilities (free, electic), toilets, playground equipment for a range of ages, shady trees and the magnificent Avon River flowing beside it, this is the ideal spot for both small and large gatherings. The Toodyay Miniature Railway operates here on weekends (contact the Toodyay Visitor Centre for opening times 9574 2435).
Newcastle Park, located on Stirling Terrace, has playground equipment and grassed areas for young families. Located next to the Avon River and the River Footbridge, it also has a large shelter that makes it an ideal location for a relaxed gathering with family and friends.
Adjacent to the Morangup Community Centre is a playground suitable for pre primary and primary aged children. The facility, developed in partnership by the Morangup Playgroup, Shire of Toodyay and Lotterywest is open to the public.
Toodyay Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
The role of the YAC is to represent the voice of the all the youth and young adults in Toodyay. The committee is made up of young people aged 13 to 25 years of age who have a strong desire to represent all youth on the issues affecting young people in the Shire of Toodyay, and make a difference in the community. The YAC gives young people an opportunity to stand up and take charge of things they believe need to happen in Toodyay, meet other young leaders and influence and empower your peers. No particular skills are required, just enthusiasm and motivation.
The YAC provides you with the opportunity to get together with other young people and work on something that you care about. From music and art events whatever your passion is, the YAC will embrace it. Being a part of the YAC, I can help you access resources, grants, specialised knowledge or training. Ultimately the YAC is what you make it.
If you would like to join the YAC or would like more information, please contact the Shire on (08) 9574 2258
Sports & Activities
There are a range of activities and sporting organisations that cater specifically for children and young people, including Kindy Gym, Scouts, netball, football, cricket, hockey, ballet, karate and drama. Please see the Community & Sporting Group section of our website for further details.
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