Where? Corner Old Belair Road and Norman Walk, Mitcham

This ripper was upgraded in December 2018 and we absolutely love it! The new playground updates are a credit to Nature Play Design and the City of Mitcham with a great mix of the nature play elements alongside more traditional equipment.

On the larger side of the park (the Northern side) there is the highlight of the new upgrade to Mitcham Reserve with a double story ‘elf tower’ made of wood with a weather vane, horse and cart, spiral slide, double slide (which has a ramp access), double swings, rocking horse, stepping logs and climbing logs.

Across the little foot bridge on the southern side of the creek there are more swings, balancing ropes, awesome carved animals, aboriginal artworks and more!

With the new upgrade, Mitcham Reserve is even more of a beautiful park with the great new play equipment and wonderfully kept grounds. There is plenty of space and shade for large groups to spread out and enjoy a picnic. There are also BBQ’s available, plus a lovely creek to add to the ambience. Kids will enjoy the opportunity to run around and kick a ball or play chasey in large reserve. It is not fully fenced to the road or creek, but does have wheelchair access, toilets and plenty of parking. There are also lots of different locations with play equipment, which creates a lot of space for groups and different areas to play!

The park is a 3 minute drive from Mitcham shopping centre so you can always hit the movies before the playground or grab some picnic food and enjoy it in the park.

My local fave: The Edinburgh Pub is very close by and has a big beer garden. It’s a family friendly place, but can get quite busy with 20-somethings sometimes so if you’re planning on taking a large group make sure you book ahead. Great food though!