City Park is perfect playground

THE smell of sizzling sausages in the City Park  is synonymous with summer holidays.

The Launceston attraction was filled yesterday with families, friends and solo readers enjoying a lazy 23 degrees.

Oscar Flowers, of Hobart, rode his hand-me-down scooter in a brand-new silver helmet thanks to his grandparents.

It was a pleasant day in the sun for   Ken Salter, on leave from the Navy, as his chatty grandson made conversation with new friends.

While Oscar could switch between his beloved scooter and bike, new friend Bella Street rode her shining pink skateboard.

The seven-year-old's knees were conspicuously scrape-free despite it being her first time in showing the public her new wheels.

Her Barbie helmet and skateboard were Christmas presents. ``It's my first time with them out in the public, so I'm in the park,'' Bella said.

Close to the playground, sticky little fingers reached for coveted slices of watermelon as Heidi Lamprecht celebrated her first birthday.

Her Melbourne family and Launceston cousins decorated a park table with happy-faced balloons and laid out  hummus, crackers and slices of fruit.

Today promises to be perfect park weather again, with   a sunny 21 degrees forecast.

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