Using the existing trees for shade and consisting of a lovely combination of play equipment and nature play this play concept is an awesome addition and enhancement to the Mitchell Park Oval and Sports facilities. The Marion council contributed $235 000 to this upgrade for the community, a major enhancement to the existing facilities the oval currently offers.

The playground features an embankment slide that kids need to climb to the top of the mound to access. It features a few different types of stair options for the kids to climb up and explore with different textures. The timber climbing rope structure along with the timber logs and stumps , rocks and boulders gives the kids lots of opportunity to climb and balance.

The sand pit and water pump will be a HUGE hit with our 2 year old and this area was a top priority for the community when the play space was designed. A BIG win from us. The inground trampolines will be popular with all ages and I am sure will be a huge hit as the kids go between nature and the bouncy trampolines. The combo swing set featuring a nest swing , normal swing is a fab idea and we certainly love the toddler swing to allow all ages to use. There is a lovely pathway that surrounds the park which could be used for bikes and scooters.

The new play space compliments the existing oval and sports club that features an AFL sized oval, cricket nets, 3 on 3 basketball court and a large grassed kick about area. There are a few picnic tables located around the entire reserve however the upgrade play area features a picnic table , BBQ,shelter and water fountain. The existing trees along with shade clothes provide shade, there are toilets available and off street parking via the Bradley Grove and Moreland Ave entrances. There is a fence on one side protecting the main road but is open on the side closest to the car park. A lovely upgrade with a good vibe and worth the visit.

152 Bradley Grove, Mitchell Park

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