Hobsons Bay Council are obviously very proud of the work they have undertaken in this recently updated playground and park area. The playground is located within Brooklyn, minutes off the freeway. There is plenty of parking, covered BBQ area, and an added bonus – mum and dad can workout on the gym equipment while the kiddies play! The play areas feel segmented – gym area, sand play, climbing area, music stations and a cool double ‘expression’ swing really top off the features jam packed in here. I like the addition of the cute little animal sculptures, along with the inscriptions of I love Brooklyn.
- 1 giant ‘nest’ of ladders and ropes to climb
- 1 yellow tunnel twist slide
- 2 music stations
- sand play with digger, climbing tunnel
- gym/workout stations
- monkey bars, flying fox
- animal sculptures
- painted games on the paths – hopscotch etc
- spinning seat
- hammock swing
- tyre swing
- expression swing
- basketball court
We visited on an absolutely freezing day, and the rain was threatening to start, so we didn’t play too long. Jack loved the look of the yellow twist slide and ran straight for it. I eventually coerced Jack to attempt to climb the huge rope structure. He also liked investigating the animal sculptures and stopped to say hi to them all as we discovered them. He had a go at the digger, but it was a struggle for him to operate by himself. I think when he is older he could quite easily use a digger like this. He easily climbed over the climbing tunnel within the sand play. I couldn’t convince him to join me in the expression swing. I had previously had a go on one at the Gold Coast when Jack was younger and he really loved it back then.
I think that this is a great playground for kids of all ages. There is still plenty of space to kick a ball or play basketball.