Parks & Playgrounds Kids Activities Melbourne
The area that once was a golf course at Elsternwick Park North threw open its gates on the weekend for the first time as a parkland for everyone to enjoy. An incredible asset for locals to enjoy.
This vast park is great for walkers or if you've got a runner, even better! The kids will love running a muck here, building some forts, navigating small bridges, kicking a ball and enjoying a picnic. It's a fantastic space for freedom and being a former golf course you may, like us, find the odd golf ball! Great to play spot the golf ball with the kids. Bring the family dog too. They're welcome on a leash. Lots of digging to be done here!
Over time the park will be returned to vegetation, wetlands and passive recreation. It will allow for the creation of expanded wetlands that will help improve water quality for the Elster Creek that runs through the middle and Port Phillip Bay.
At the moment council are on site doing neccessary clean-ups to the land so please be wary of some big diggers/equipment on site. There's also red tape marked out in some areas which are obvious no-go zones. Also on our visit we found numerous broken glass and bottles close to all the towering trees and shrubs. The park is fully fenced with numerous entry points around the park.
So gather the kids and head out on an adventure!
Free parking is available on New Street.
Corner of Bent Ave and New St, Brighton