Top parks to discover this Summer
Published on 20 December 2019
From three metre tall dinosaurs to 22 metre-long steel aeroplanes, Maribyrnong's playgrounds will amaze and delight both young and old.
Here’s our guide to some of our City’s best, ready and waiting for you to explore this summer…
Footscary Park, Ballarat Road, Footscray
Splash about at Footscray Park’s water play area! Kids of all abilities can enjoy a range of play options such as sensory play, water play with a creek bed and splash plaza with water sprays, musical instruments, and imaginative play featuring a wading bird sculpture, nest and eggs.
The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s various physical challenges including a high ‘tree house’ and climbing equipment, sand pit, clambering rocks, climbing nets, swing with accessible harness, slides, carousel and dual flying fox.
Families will also be able to enjoy picnic and barbeque facilities and the convenience of public toilets on the grounds.
Aeroplane Park, Churchill Avenue, Braybrook
Braybrook’s much-loved Aeroplane Park is the go-to place for fun in Braybrook!
Fun features include a giant steel and climbing rope aeroplane which has swings underneath the wings; a tall ‘traffic control’ play structure; terminal with seating, plane rockers and baggage carousel; sea-saws at the tail of the plane; double flying fox; palm island with clambering rocks; spinner; and low bridge feature with tunnel and slide.
In addition to the playground there are several shelters with barbecues, large picnic settings suitable for large family groups, drinking fountain within the shade of the many native trees and toilets close by inside the Braybrook Community Hub.
'Dinosaur Park’, McNish Reserve, Court Street, Yarraville
The popular playground features a six metre long, three metre high dinosaur called Mimi – kids can climb inside and slide down her tail! She now has some new lovely shade sales to protect her and her little playmates from the sun!
The park also features a walking path, picnic table and some other fun play items such as concrete dinosaur eggs and Raptor rockers!
Coulsen Garden, Chifley Drive, Maribyrnong
Set amongst established gardens and large shade trees this upgraded play space has something for everyone. For the littlies, there’s a sand pit, swings, carousel and imaginative play area and the bigger kids will LOVE the ‘Saturn Carousel’ spinning swing – the only one of its kind in Victoria!
Sit on the hammock and watch the afternoon slip by or stretch out on the nature play climbing unit. Sit around the imaginative campfire crafted from natural elements.
Kick the soccer ball around the informal soccer pitch or head off on a leisurely walk along the river. There are also BBQ and picnic facilities here, making it a great spot to meet up with family and friends.
Johnson Reserve, View Street West, Footscray
Nestled in the heart of West Footscray, this popular playground includes a flying fox and basket swing, a toddler play area and a beginners skate and scooter track – perfect
place for the littlies to learn.
There’s also BBQ and picnic facilities that make this park a great spot for the family gathering.
Harris Reserve, Gamon Street, Seddon
Harris Reserve is a favourite with the locals and has plenty of shade and play equipment for all ages, including climbing structures, a four-person see-saw, play kitchen and double swings. There’s also plenty of lawn and seating around making it a great place to while away an afternoon.
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