We are lucky to have some amazing playgrounds in and around Melbourne and that's probably why gems like these can slip under the radar. If you are looking for a new spot for some adventures check these out:
1. Million Dollar Park, Forsyth Rd & Perennial Drive Truganina
A fairly new park with great equipment for all ages. There is plenty to climb on, a truely epic swing, flying fox, basketball court and a fantastic little scooter/bike path.
2. Garden City Reserve (Portasaurus), Beacon Rd Port Melbourne
At this playground you can climb up a dragon's head and slide out through it's nostril. Surely that's enough for a visit? There are also plenty of swings, a flying fox and climbing equipment.
3. Point Park, Lorimer St Yarras Edge
If you have music loving kids this one is a real winner. Everything in this park is set up to make sound, there are flower drums, chimes and a whole wall of gongs. The sandpit is fantastic as there is a pump at one end so the kids can create their own creek (similar to the one at Royal Park but smaller). There is also a large grass area with some hills calling out to be rolled down. This park is also a great spot to watch the Docklands Fireworks from.
Be aware that it is close to the water and not fenced.
4. Library at the Dock Playground, Docklands
This little playground packs a punch! Uber chic Scandi design gives it a very unique feel and a interactive water feature will win over all the kids. Don't miss the ground chimes at the back, they are metal plates you jump on to produce a tune. I have not seen one anywhere else.
5. Bellair Reserve, Bellair St Kensington
Admittedly this playground is fine but nothing out of the ordinary, it's the location that puts it on the list. It sits right beside the train line so you get a constant stream on trains going past while you play. This is THE SPOT to take your little train spotter.