best playgrounds in Melbourne
Royal Park Nature Playground
Designed with networks of paths, Royal Park invites children to explore further into Royal Park through its broader landscape with gullies, grasslands and woodlands. The accessible, nature-based play space includes a climbing forest, a rocky escarpment with slides, swings and water play elements great for warmer weather.
Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052
MARITIME COVE COMMUNITY PARK
Known as Maritime Cove Community Park, this new park overlooking Sandridge Beach at Perce White Reserve, is part of the Port of Melbourne. The park features several maritime-themed and interactive elements. These include a life-saving tower, and salvaged maritime assets including buoys, a crow’s nest, channel markers and bollards for children to climb and explore.
Cnr The Blvd and Todd Rd, Port Melbourne
Ron Barassi Senior Park
Located at the Bolte Bridge end of Docklands Drive this hidden playground is Surrounded by a sports field, community pavilion, barbeque facilities and a walking circuit.
Ron Barassi Senior Park, 500 Docklands Drive, Docklands 3008
Located just behind the Melbourne Museum this huge playground feature's a huge maze perfect for a game of chasey, with hidden holes to climb through and peek from. Big kids will have no trouble wearing themselves out on the flying fox, while the younger ones get their own toddler-friendly playground.
Carlton Gardens, 1-111 Carlton St 3053
GARDEN CITY RESERVE
This playground is located in the corner section bordered by Beacon Rd, Crichton Avenue and Tucker Avenue. The features include a large play structure formed to resemble a dragon that includes, flying fox, slides, climbing walls and much more.
Beacon Road and Crichton Avenue, Port Melbourne
POINT ORMOND ELWOOD
Point Ormond Park is walking distance from Elwood Beach. The playground is suited for younger kids, featuring walking trails, swings and slide.
Point Ormond Rd, Elwood, VIC, 3184