Little Melbourne Reviews
Not only is this playground lots of fun, you could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here, as, apart from the playground, there's a huge walking/running track, BBQ facilities, a lake with bird life and grounds to wander. It also suits all abilities and is the leading contender for an absolute TOP playground.
Developed by Danielle Blanden and Jenny Grahem, local residents with both both disabled and able-bodied children, the playground incorporates a creative range different features to cater to everyone. Sight and hearing-impaired children are provided Braille and sign language facilities, while ramps allow access to those in wheelchairs.
It's a great spot to spend a birthday too. We helped celebrate a close friends birthday here recently and the kids played happily for a good couple of hours and we picnic'd on rugs under the trees.
The playground is divided into areas and it's all completely fenced with only two entry points and exits. You'll find a shaded sandpit with digger, swing area with disabled swing, wooden fort, climbing frame amongst hopscotch, hammock, spiders web trampoline, musical tubes, a see-saw and a big grassy area. It's partly shaded thanks to big trees that cover most of the playground and some shade sails. It caters for toddlers up to grade 7 or thereabouts.
Free Car parking available.
There's no cafe so pack a picnic (or we've often spotted a Mr Whippy Van in the car park if you get desperate!).
Located in East Kew which can be accessed via Lister Street at the northern end or via Longstaff or Leason streets from the south (Melway 45 J1-2).
Kid-tested by Little Melbourne January 2013