There are several pleasant little lakes in the Perth suburbs. One of these is Lake Jualbup in Shenton Park.

I have fond memories of it from my childhood. Friends of the family lived just nearby, in Onslow Road. And we would wander down there sometimes. It doesn't seem to have changed much since then.

Its future does seem in doubt, however, due to hugely varying water levels. There is a local campaign to ensure that it is permanently full of water.

I do recall seeing tortoises there. And they are obviously still present, as the crossing sign attests.

Some interesting information about the lake's history, including its use as a kind of makeshift rubbish dump for locals, can be found here.