Find it at: Neville Avenue, Clarence Gardens
The upgraded AA Bailey Reserve playground at Clarence Gardens is finished and it. Is. Fabulous! Where do we start with this must visit spot.
Firstly, it is basically 2 playgrounds in 1. Everyone loves a double playground right!
Playground 1 is a fully fenced area, designed more for the little kids, with sand play, swings, a pirate ship and more. A fantastic little set up on its own, but then with the brand new upgrade right next door (not fully fenced as such, but fenced on most sides and a long way from any busy roads), there is so much here for all ages.
With huge climbing equipment, mini flying fox, massive slide built into the hill and a lot of nature style climbing, jumping and skipping bits and pieces to explore, our kids had a blast. The floor covering is pretty much all bark which may be a mobility issue for some kids but there are some paths through the playgrounds should hopefully help with getting around. There is also a disabled access swing which we love.
There is a shaded BBQ area with seats, lots of grasses area and trees so it’s a great spot for a kids party (plenty of parking too!). There were no toilets which was a bit of a bummer sadly.
We will definitely be heading back for a visit to this one. The City of Mitcham have done a fantastic job and hopefully they get some toilets installed soon!