Cooinda Park, Kangaroo Flat


The family visited a few parks when we were in Bendigo for the afternoon. A quick google search highlighted this park as a place to visit. Little did I know that this park suffered a similar fate to our beloved Pirate Ship Park in Point Cook. The park was severely crippled by an arson attack, destroying the slides and equipment. However community rallied and the park was not only built again, but the playground equipment was updated.

This park is most definitely known for it’s slides. There were also several pieces of playground equipment that I had not seen before. There were a few BBQ’s and tables set out in the reserve, and toilets as well.


  • 4 lane slides, set into the hillside
  • 2 swings, 1 with toddler seat
  • nest swing
  • spring see saw
  • swing on a metal track, similar to a flying fox
  • rotating net
  • climbing hexagon with rockwall holdings
  • large rope structure
    • net climbing
    • chain link climbing path
    • hanging ladder/monkey bars
    • standing spinner
  • playing structure
    • spider web climber
    • 2 small slides
    • stairs
    • fireman pole
    • balance disc walk

Jack liked:

having a ride on the spring see saw. The good part with the see saw being on a spring, is that he can move up and down, without having another rider. He was also able to easily hold on to the swing that was hung on the pole and enjoyed a few goes on that. He finally headed up the hill in an attempt to go down the slide. What I hadn’t accounted for was that it had been raining on and off all day, and the slide was fairly wet. The plan was to grab jack before he got to the flat part at the bottom, but when he made his way down, he literally flew down, and knocked me over at the bottom! Overall, worth a trip if you are in the area!

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