#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident

#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident
#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident
#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident
#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident
#SnapPerth: Rockingham’s Village Green a favourite hidden gem for Cooloongup resident

COOLOONGUP resident Kylie Hille often walks her alaskan malamute Sergo around the Village Green next to the war memorial in Rockingham.

She said it is her absolute favourite spot as it is a unique part of Rockingham and a little bit of an unknown gem.

Her SnapPerth image is of her husband Paul walking Sergo and was taken at the start of autumn on the Village Green.

“Dog-wise it’s great, as everyone keeps their dogs on a lead and it’s fully shaded,” she said.

“It’s a beautiful place to walk, play, sit and chill.

“I don’t know if it’s the serenity, but people always seem so friendly and at peace around this park.

“My husband, Paul, and I have been going there for years; it’s a peaceful park, even when it’s full of people.

“Unlike the parks around my area, which are not well shaded and full of prickles, this one has no weeds; it is kept so clean by both the council and the public.”

Mrs Hille did not think of herself as a photographer.

“I was just in the right place at the right time; I was walking behind my husband and looked up and thought, ‘wow’ and quickly took the shot with my phone.

“A picture framer friend said I needed to have it enlarged; so I did and now it has pride of place in my kitchen.”

She said her parents were surprised to discover the park.

“I took both my parents there and they did not even know it existed,” she said.

“I do take them to the war memorial every year for the Dawn Service, as Dad’s an ex-navy man.”

She said there is a bit of a stigma with Rockingham.

“I was born in Subiaco and raised in Rockingham; I know not everyone appreciates Rockingham,” Mrs Hille said.

“I have gone and come back to the area but you always get drawn back to it.

“I’m proud of Rockingham and neither of us will move.”

Thanks to our national partners Canon Australia and Harvey Norman and our state partner REIWA.

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