Off Hogans Road, in Hoppers Crossing. The larger component of the playground is sometimes referred to as the ‘Rocket Tower’ reserve, and looks quite impressive when you can see the structure rising over the top of the trees. The reserve comes with plenty of car parking, and has different types of playgrounds to suit different ages and abilities.
2 separate playground areas exist at this reserve.
The 1st area, closest to the car park:
- smaller cubby structure, with small slide, small steps
- 2 swings, one with toddler harness
- plastic climbing structure
- fireman pole
- spinning pole
2nd playground area, separated by trees
- suitable for the bigger, more confident kids
- 2 large towers, connected by rope bridge
- multiple, large, enclosed slides
- numerous climbing areas (rock-climbing walls, stairs, nets, ladders etc)
- 1 bee spring rocker
- adjacent basketball court
Both playground areas – he was happy to climb up the smaller slide, and go for a swing. But he was just as happy climbing up the large steel stairs, and getting to the top with a bit of a hand from me, before going down the slide to start again. The day we came for a visit, school had finished. There were high school kids playing soccer (in the field behind the park) and basketball next to the playground section. He loved watching the big kids play with the ‘ball’. I didn’t venture into the second part of the playground tower (the taller one, with 2 slides) as I could see a small group of high school kids sitting in the top section. We kept to ourselves and only played in the smaller section. I might have to come back when he’s a bit bigger, and during school hours, to get more out of this park.