Waldorf Avenue Playground, Point Cook

Located:

This playground, located on Waldorf Avenue and Crotona Way, is a small neighbourhood playground. The playground borders the wetlands, and there is temporary fences along one side, where housing construction looks due to start. This one was ok for Jack to burn off some energy, but I didn’t bother getting Lexi out of the pram as there was nothing for her to do (she’s currently 12 months  old and isn’t walking).

 

Equipment:

  • 2 tree-house designed pods, linked together by a moving timber/rope bridge
    • 1 slide 
    • 1 rope ladder
    • 1 fixed timber ladder
  • timber stepping pathway around the area
  • sheltered cover, with seats and tables
  • water tap

Jack liked:

The slide, and jumping along the timber stepping path, however, he lost interest quite fast, once he had done a few laps. 

Skinners Adventure Playground, South Melbourne

Located:

Skinners Adventure Playground is located within South Melbourne. This is one of a few playgrounds that are staffed within Melbourne. It offers a huge variety of things to do, not just climbing and jumping. Jack loved exploring here. This playground does have open/closed hours, so please check the website or call ahead to make sure they are open. If you are in the area, it’s well worth popping in to have an explore. 

 

Equipment:

I think that there are too many things to even list, plus we visited when Lexi was a few weeks old, so my memory is slightly lacking. There’s a huge variety of imaginative play, jumping, running, ball sports, exploring – basically you name it, and you can find it! 

Jack liked:

Mirka Way, Point Cook

Located:

This playground can be found on the corner of Mirka Way and Rialto Street, within Point Cook. We love a themed playground, and this one is cute for the kids as they play under the flight paths of the planes from the nearby RAAF Base.  I still have yet to take the kids to the museum at the RAAF Base, reminder, must do! 

 

Equipment:

  • plane themed climbing structure
    • seat to fly the plane accessed by climbing net
    • small enclosed slide at rear of plane
    • 2 tunnels as engine mounts
  • sandpit
  • nest swing and other swings

Jack liked:

Sitting in the cockpit! However, he was nervous getting to the area the first time. We visited here in March 2019, and Jack was 4 years 4 months old. He has days where he is confident, and days where he’s not so. This playground doesn’t have a lot to do for children that lack confidence in climbing and navigating the nets. 

Horace Street, Point Cook

Located:

On the corner of Horace Street and Bensonhurst Parade, in Upper Point Cook.  Parking is plentiful around the playground. The area also has a large grassed area with football goals as well. Also within riding distance is a funky pump/bike track (which Jack loved and is begging to go back to).

 

Equipment:

  • large net climbing structure and attached slide
  • large rope climbing wall
  • mini slides x2
  • swings x2
  • spring see saw
  • bug spring rocker
  • water play
  • bridge
  • sandpit
  • seated area, not fully covered
  • outdoor gym equipment
  • drinking water tap

Jack liked:

The water play! I don’t know why he loves water, and Melbourne’s weather was not ideal for water play, but still I had to drag him away! 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Upper point cook’s new bike /pump track! Little bit of fun the other day. Jack’s itching to go back. #upperpointcook #parks #playgrounds #biketrack #jackandthebenstalk

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