This community playground was developed and specifically created for families living in public housing in South Melbourne.

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The playground is only open in the afternoons and weekends and has a supervised after-school care program on-site. Skinners Adventure Playground has evolved over the years to become a sprawling and imaginative space. Many of the play elements have been constructed by the local community from recycled or salvaged material – old tractor tyres, slides, gates, fence pailings etc. There is a bounty of challenging equipment, cubbies, boardwalks and tower structures offering opportunities for children to take some risks during play – creating a wonderful learning experience through exploration, trial and error and discovery.

You'll also find scooters and old bikes scattered about, a basketball court, trampoline, chook pen and bunny rabbit hutch and several slide options. Best suit for ages 4+ years. Be prepared to spend a good couple of hours here. It's all about the playtime here!

The South Melbourne Market isn't far away to stock up on fresh produce and there's some great cafes on Coventry Street to catch your breath and grab a coffee and milkshake.

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Where: 211A Dorcas Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Opening Hours:

Opening times during school terms (exceptions apply):