Armstrong Reserve, Newport


The park, affectionately known as The Octopus Park, is another recently upgraded Hobsons Bay park. The space is located alongside Wilkins Street, and this playground holds fond memories as I grew up and lived opposite this park for 18 years. It is nice to be able to bring my kids for a play here. 
The playspace has been upgraded, and there is an amazing shelter with tables, a giant octopus to crawl through and over and an epic net climbing structure. There is also an expression swing, and the kids simply couldn’t get away from the spinning carousel. 



  • swings
  • expression swing
  • spider web swing
  • octopus
  • fish rockers
  • spinning carousel
  • see saw
  • rope climbing structure
  • stand alone slide
  • Timber climbing structure (not suitable for toddlers)
    • slide, rope ladders