It’s finally open and I feel like I’m the excited one!
Bayview Park is located on Alamanda Boulevard, Point Cook. You can see the imposing slide as you drive along the Boulevard and I don’t know too many adults who haven’t had a go at that slide. When it burned down on 2/9/14 (article) it was a sad day for those who frequently visited the park. Following some hard work between local residents and council, it is great to finally see the return of this park.
- BBQ’s, picnic tables
- sand play
- climbing net tower
- net swing
Up the stairs:
- medium size slide
- large, enclosed (and faster than I remember) slide
- pirate ship
- multiple smaller slides
- easy access ramps
- rock-climbing walls
- fixed ladders, ropes to climb
- pirate ship steering wheel
- speak and listen pole between the front and back (or bow and stern for correct terms)
As soon as Jack got to the top you could hear him ooing and aahing. He headed straight for the mini slides, flew down them and ran back up the ramp to go again. He is at ease climbing vertical ladders, so he headed up to check out the view where both mum and dad were. He had a go climbing up the net ladders as well. He eventually went down the big slide with Dad, and we had tears at the end of our park play as he wanted to head up to the top all over again. He was more than comfortable going up and down the stairs to get to the mid-sided slide.
Toddler legs make climbing up this playground one of the longest treks around! Once they climb up they can easily access the first level of the ship, but unless capable of climbing ladders they’ll struggle to get to the next level of the play area. This means that they can access the tunnel under the ramp, the ramp itself, and 2 slides. The soft rubber used will be great for those with kids that are learning to walk.
The school kids that were waiting for the workers to finish up were having a great time flying down the big slide! This park will be back to being a popular location for many!