This new playground, rebuilt after fire destroyed the previous one, is beautifully themed. The kids can imagine climbing over the plane structure and running along the tarmac. There are 2 awesome flying foxes and a gigantic control tower, similar in construction to Williams Landing’s Ashcroft park. There is also under cover seating. There are no toilets located at the playground, however we were thankful that there are toilets next door at the library.
- giant net climbing structure, in aeroplane shape. Slides, rope walks, rubber slides, and other climbing features inside the plane structure.
- each aeroplane wing consisted of a toddler swing with harness, 2 standard swings and a nest swing
- 1 control tower with steps leading to twisty, enclosed slide. Also a dual smaller slide.
- 3 aeroplane spring rockers
- several ramps with musical stamping steps
- 1 spinning net feature
- several spinning poles and seats
- 1 seated spinning wheel
- 2 flying foxes (no seated harness though)
Jack was in his element climbing the control tower and going down the slides. He surprised me by actually wanting to go on the flying fox – he loves the harness ones, but the ones where you need to hold on tight with the smaller seat, he has shied away from. He even happily tried to climb the structure, by mimicking other kids.
We visited the week or two after opening and maintenance teams were still putting the finishing touches on the playground. It was nice to have a mix of different surfaces for kids to play on. I know I struggled to find playgrounds that weren’t made of tanbark when Jack was first learning to walk – this is a nice area for those with new walkers. Jack definitely pushed outside his comfort zone playing here and learning new things. I think it helped having a new little friend to play with and follow – thanks Mr J!