This playground has been recently upgraded and includes some great new features!

  • Flying fox (ideal for 3+, it has a bit of a jolt at the end, so make sure little hands can hold on)
  • Baby and toddler swings, plus “big kids” swing and swinging basket
  • 2 playground structures, one aimed more at 1-3 year olds and one for 3+
  • A ‘spinning wheel’ with 3 grip bars that the kids spent AGES on. A big hit!

Key features we also liked were…

  • Bike path running from Glenelg (or further south if you’re keen!) to Henley (or further north if you’re very fit!)
  • Lots of space to park
  • Plenty of grass to enjoy a picnic upon and some benches to rest, breast feed etc.
  • Easy access directly to beautiful West beach

Things to note:

  • The toilets are located a short walk from the playground, which is something to think about if you have multiple children or a toilet training toddler who needs to go “NOW!”
  • Make sure you pack hats as there’s minimal shade over the flying fox, swings and grassy area

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