In Yarraville, this playground is within the Cruickshank Park precinct. The park, and the car parking , is accessible down Court Street.
We visited this playground between the Christmas and New Years holidays, as the traffic was virtually non-existent. Every time I try to get to this park, I seem to encounter an insane amount of traffic, still gridlocked from Melbourne’s peak hour. The playground is easy to find, and parking was not a problem as the car park is right next to the playground. The morning we visited, there were a few locals who had ridden their bikes to have a play. The walking track behind the park is very popular with cycling families, and those with dogs. Most dogs were having a cool off in the creek just down from the play area. The theming of the park is brilliant, and you can instantly tell why this park is nicknamed the Dinosaur Park. Mimi, the dinosaur, looks right at home and you can tell that the kids love playing around her.
- dinosaur structure, complete with rope climbing entry under her tummy, and slide down into her tail
- dinosaur eggs . Half an egg to climb into, another egg with windows on the side
- 2 dinosaur spring rockers
- rope climbing structure
the eggs to play in, hide in, and to poke his head out of. He was a bit hesitant at first to explore the dinosaur by himself. However when an older boy came to play, he happily joined in climbing up the ropes and going down the slide. The side of the dinosaur has perspex windows, so Jack was happy knocking on those, and looking through them at me. He had a go on the dinosaur rockers as well. Although the park looks great, once the kids have gotten over the excitement of the dinosaur, there isn’t a whole lot here for them to do. Worth a trip just for the novelty though.