Brimbank Park, Keilor

Located:

Jack and I came to check out Brimbank Park, after having a play at the Pirate Ship Playground, as it was close to the freeway, to head back home. We didn’t stay too long as the weather turned just as we headed for the car. Once you navigate the drive through the park, and find a car park (extremely easy, even on the weekend we visited) the playground beckons with cute statues of animals for the kids to find, pat and climb on. The area backs onto The Brownstone Cafe, which would be handy for a quick coffee pick up – we didn’t get a chance to visit though. We only had time to wander the pathways and visit the giant platypus, before heading for the car. We will have to plan another visit here, and bring Jack’s bike, to get a great tour of the all the parklands.

Equipment:

  • pathway maze
  • multiple animal/food statues – frogs, platypus, dog, ravens, cow, cheese, peas, tomato
  • multiple signs in┬áBraille and Auslan
  • multiple swings, with toddler harness
  • hammock swing
  • there is more information provided on the Parks Victoria page that details the accessible nature of this playspace

Jack liked:

the statues – he exclaimed that the tomatoes were yum (totally a first for him) and ran up to the dog to give him a pat and a hug. He was too young to follow the maze and to understand the directions, but he was happy to find different textures in each area. He loved climbing on the giant platypus and pointing to the planes flying overhead.