Nestled amongst the neighbourhood of Hallett Cove and located right next to the Hallett Cove train station and tennis courts this playground has just had an upgrade and it looks fabulous. With a mixture of a few pieces of equipment, water and nature play this is a great spot for the local kids to hang out for the school holidays.
The long tube green tunnel slide is the first thing you see as you arrive to the park and is set up high on a mound. The kids need to climb the rock stairs to reach it. Our 2 year old surprisingly climbed the stairs and rode the long slide with confidence and laughter several times. The coloured talking tubes are a fun feature of the park and the nest swing was flying high when we visited.
The nature and water play include a water pump nestled on a small mound that is accessed by stairs created by large rocks and allows the water to flow down into a small valley that the kids can play in. So may we suggest a change of clothes. There are also lots of logs and coloured stumps the kids can use to balance and climb on.
Parts of the equipment are shaded with large shade cloths. There are toilets and a lovely shaded picnic table along with BBQ facilities. There is no fence however it is set back from the road and surrounded by grass. You could use the train station car park for parking but be mindful on week days it is quite full. The local shopping centre is just up the road if you need a coffee or snacks. Well done City of Marion Council on another fab community park upgrade.
Find it at Shamrock Rd, Hallett Cove