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Over 100 Of The Best Playgrounds In Melbourne

by Kayla Mackinnon
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If you are looking for the best parks and playgrounds in Melbourne and near you, you have come to the right place. I have done some EXTENSIVE research to find the best playgrounds in Melbourne, and have studied hundreds of parks in every corner of Melbourne and Geelong and I am happy to finally give you this extensive list of parks and playgrounds near you.

I have only recently become a mum. My son is currently 9 months old at the time of writing this and he is too small for playgrounds. But I plan to take him to all of these playgrounds in Melbourne and on this list as he grows and give him the best childhood ever.

When I was a kid we never went to many interesting playgrounds. I only ever went to my local park which was mediocre at best. When I would occasionally go to a large park or adventure playground it was a huge treat and I can’t wait to take my son to all of these amazing playgrounds and adventure parks during his childhood.

As I continue to visit these playgrounds I will slowly start to write articles and in-depth reviews for each one but that will take me time and I may not get it done until my son is older and we can visit these places and enjoy them properly.

We have visited a few but it feels weird taking photos of parks when my kid can’t even play at these parks yet. I can’t wait until he is old enough to finally test these playgrounds out properly.

Playgrounds have improved so much since I was a kid and there are so many playgrounds in and around Melbourne to explore. With that being said here are the best parks and playgrounds in Melbourne listed in no particular order. If you have any playground recommendations or parks you think I should visit let me know. I love trying new parks and playgrounds in and around Melbourne.

Best Playgrounds In Melbourne’s East and South Eastern Suburbs

Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood

Address: 172 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134

Bayswater Train Park, Bayswater

Address: 799 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater VIC 3153

Box Hill Gardens Playground, Box Hill

Address: 9 Irving Ave, Box Hill VIC 3128

Quarries Park Playground, Clifton Hill

Address: Ramsden St & Field St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068

Bicentennial Park Playground, Chelsea

Address: Thames Promenade & Scotch Parade, Chelsea VIC 3196

Casey Fields Playspace, Cranbourne East

Address: 160 Berwick – Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East

Talaskia Reserve Playground, Ferntree Gully

Address: 20 Talaskia Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly

Address: 1051 Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly VIC 3163

Lillydale Lake Playground, Lillydale

Address: 435 Swansea Rd, Lilydale VIC 3140

Phoenix Park, Malvern East

Address: 3 Ivanhoe Grove, Malvern East VIC 3145

Waverley Park Lake Playground, Mulgrave

Address: Cavenagh Blvd, Mulgrave VIC 3170

Cardinia Community Adventure Playground/ Pb Ronald Reserve, Pakenham

Address: Anderson St, Pakenham VIC 3810

Deep Creek Eco Play Playground, Pakenham

Address: Via, Cameron Way, Pakenham VIC 3810

Elliston District Park Playground/ Oak Park, Clyde

 Address: 6 Page Court, Clyde VIC 3978

Tirhatuan Park, Dandenong North

Address: 4 Kriegel Way, Dandenong North VIC 3175

Minta Farm Fantasy Park, Berwick (Coming Early 2022)

Berwick Waters Grand Prix Playground, Clyde North

Address: Skylark Bvd, Clyde North VIC 3978

Halliday Park, Mitcham

Address: 310 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132

Yabbie Hill Playground at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

Address: Inside Jells Park off Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill 3150

Variety Livvi’s Place Edgebrook Playground, Clyde

Address: 23 Merribrook Bvd, Clyde VIC 3978

Livvi’s Place Casey, Lyndhurst

           Address: Boland Dr, Lyndhurst VIC 3975

Megasaurus Park, Cranbourne East

Address: Newington Drive,Cranbourne East 3977

Montrose Community Playground, Montrose

Address: 950 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose VIC 3765

Murrumbeena Park, Murrumbeena

Address: 37 Kangaroo Rd, Murrumbeena VIC 3163

Olinda Play Space, Olinda

Address: 75-77 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788

Ray Bastin Reserve, Narre Warren

Address: 2-14 Norfolk Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3805

Rowville Adventure Park, Rowville

Address: 30 Fulham Rd,  Rowville 3178

The Grange Reserve Ufo Park, Clayton South

Address: 136-176 Osborne Ave, Clayton South VIC 3169

Burden Park, Springvale South

Address: 880-924 Heatherton Rd, Springvale South VIC 3172

Tim Neville Arboretum Playground, Ferntree Gully

Address: Francis Cres &, Dorset Rd, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Valley Reserve Playspace, Mount Waverley

Address: 80 Waimarie Dr, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Best Playgrounds in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs

Riverwalk Village Park, Werribee

Address: Newmarket Rd, Werribee VIC 3030

Safari Park, Werribee

Address: Right in the middle of Grandvista Blvd (Inside Cornerstone Estate) 3030

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The Safari Park was inspired by the Werribee Open Range Zoo was designed by PEET with a little help from Melbourne Playground expert Mamma Knows West. Mamma Knows West really know their playgrounds so you know this park will have everything. One of the main features of Safari Park is the huge 6.2-metre Giraffe Swing.

Shearwater Village Park Playground, Werribee

Address: Treeve Parkway &, Tundra Esplanade, Werribee VIC 3030

Wyndham Park, Werribee

Address: Werribee CBD (Right behind Watton Street) 3030

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Wyndham Park has had a 13 million dollar upgrade. It is one of the best parks in Werribee, and I would go as far as to say that it is one of the best parks in Melbourne! It is located behind Watton Street in Werribee and there are many places to enter from Watton Street. The best parking is in Watton Street or one of the car parks within Watton Street then you can walk easily into Wyndham Park. The park is huge, you won’t miss it.

Leapfrog Park, Point Cook

Address: On the corner of  Point Cook Road and Saltwater Promenade Point Cook 3030

Regatta Beach Playground, Point Cook

Address Corner of North Shore Drive and Sanctuary Lakes Blvd North Point Cook 3030

Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park, Point Cook

Address: 260 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook VIC 3030

Upper Point Cook Playground, Point Cook

Address: 28 Webster St, Point Cook VIC 3030

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Upper Point Cook Playground is one of the Best Playgrounds in Point Cook. It is also unique and eye-catching.  I love this park. While the main play area is more suited to older kids there are also a few things for the younger kids. Upper Point Cook Playground has a basketball court, flying fox, 2 slides,  multiple swings, BBQ facilities, tables and a soccer field.

Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs    

Address: 4 McCrae Boulevard, Keilor Downs 3038

Black Sapphire Pirate Ship Playground, Aberfeldie

Address: 122 The Blvd, Aberfeldie VIC 3040

Bonniebrook Road Playground, Woodlea Estate (Aintree Reserve)

Address Bonniebrook Road, Rockbank 3335

Bullion Park, Aintree

Address: Woodlea Bvd, Aintree VIC 3335

Frontier Park, Aintree

Address: Frontier Ave, Aintree VIC 3335

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Frontier Playground in Woodlea Estate is likely the best playground in Melbourne’s western suburbs. It is one of the best playgrounds I have ever seen. It is stunning and has absolutely everything. There is something for kids of all ages.

Selwyn Park, Albion

Address: Selwyn Street, Albion 3020

Victory park, Ascot vale

Address: Corner of Langs and Epsom Road Ascot Vale

Aeroplane Park Braybrook

Address: 107 Churchill Ave, Braybrook VIC 3019

Brooklyn Reserve Playground, Brooklyn

Address: Nolan Avenue, Brooklyn 3012

Tenterfield Park Playground, Burnside Heights

Address: 40 Tenterfield Dr, Burnside Heights VIC 3023

Davitt Drive Playground, Deer Park

Address: 30 Davitt Dr, Deer Park VIC 3023

Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve, Deer Park

Address: 56 Opie Rd, Deer Park VIC 3023

Millbank Drive Playground, Deep Park

Address: 66 Millbank Dr, Deer Park VIC 3023

Allenby Road Playground, Hillside

Address: 95 Allenby Rd, Hillside VIC 3037

Grange Reserve Playground, Hoppers Crossing

Address: Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing, 3029

Cliff Harvey Lagoon Reserve, Keilor

Address: 662-664 Old Calder Hwy, Keilor VIC 3036

Brimbank Park Play Space

Address: Park Dr, Keilor East VIC 3033

JJ Holland Park, Kensington,

Address: Altona St, Kensington 3031

Curlew Community Park, Laverton

Address: In between Epsom Street Epsom Street and Fitzroy St Laverton 3029

Lollipop Hill Park, Manor Lakes

Address: Corner of Bertie St and Spearmint Bvd Manor Lakes VIC 3024

Pipemakers Nature Playground

Address 2 Van Ness Avenue Maribyrnong 3032

Hannah Watts Playground, Melton

Address: (Melton Rec Res), 183-225 High St, Melton VIC 3337

Atherstone Adventure Park, Melton South

Address: Bridge Rd, Melton South VIC 3338

Settlers Creek Park, Melton South

Address: Corner of Jordan Rise and Riverside Con Melton South VIC 3338

Navan Park, Melton West

Address: Centenary Ave, Melton West VIC 3337

Bayview Park, Point Cook

 Address: Alamanda Blvd,Point Cook 3030

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Bayview Park Point Cook, also known by locals as the Pirate Ship Park is probably one of the best playgrounds in the western suburbs. Bayview Park is home to a gigantic 20-metre long slide!

Horace St Playground, Point Cook

Address: 4 Horace St, Point Cook VIC 3030

Arbourton Park, Rockbank

Address: Arbourton Ave, Rockbank VIC 3335

Jackwood Park, Rockbank

Address: Devine Lane Rockbank 3335

Edwards Reserve, South Kingsville

Address: Brunel St South Kingsville 3015

Alice’s Playspace, St Albans  

Address: Main Road East, St Albans

Sunvale Community Park, Sunshine

Address: 20 Neil St, Sunshine VIC 3020

Buckingham Reserve Playground, Sunshine West

Address: 9 Buckingham Cres, Sunshine West VIC 3020

Aeroplane Park,Tarneit

Address: Stanhope Rd, Tarneit VIC 3029

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Aeroplane Park Tarneit is a great plane themed playground in Melbourne’s outer west. Parks with themes are great for imaginative play. The centrepiece of the park is the large plane structure. The park is also home to a nest swing, traditional swing, baby swing and a couple of small slides. This playground is very toddler friendly. It’s a great park but I think older kids might get a little bored here.

Baden Powell Reserve Playground, Tarneit

Address: Baden Powell Drive Tarneit, 3029

Mulholland Drive Playground, Tarneit

Address: Mulholland Drive, Tarneit VIC 3029

Navigation Park Newhaven-Peet, Tarneit

Address: Navigation Drive, Tarneit VIC 3029

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Navigation Park in Tarneit is a must-visit if you live in the western suburbs. It has something for kids of all ages. There are multiple slides of varying sizes, heaps of things to climb, 4 swings (2 toddler swings and 2 swings for big kids), a basketball court, an oval and a water park.

Verdant Hill Reserve & Playground, Tarneit

Address: Clementine Bvd,Tarneit VIC 3029

Wiltshire Boulevard Reserve, Thornhill Park

Address: Wiltshire Boulevard &, Rachel Wy, Thornhill Park VIC 3335

Albright Playground, Truganina

Address: 17 Brightly Bvd, Truganina VIC 3029

Dinosaur Themed Playground Truganina (Grandview Park) , Truganina

Address: 41 Altezze Dr, Truganina VIC 3029

Forsyth Park Playground, Truganina

Address: Corner of Forsyth Rd & Perennial Drive, Truganina VIC 3029

Grizzly Bear Park, Truganina

Address: 15 Alaska Rd, Truganina VIC 3029

Barrabool Park, Mambourin (Wyndham Vale)

Address: Barrabool Bvd, Mambourin VIC 3024

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Barrabool Park has everything! There are 2 giant slides and 2 separate large climbing structures for kids to play in. If you have younger kids or kids that aren’t thrill-seekers there’s also a small slide for the little ones.

Harpley Estate Playground, Werribee

Address: Black Forest Rd, Werribee VIC 3030

Presidents Park Playground, Werribee

Address: Corner of Heaths and, McGrath Rd, Werribee VIC 3030

Raffles Walk Park, Werribee

Address: End of Grandvista Bvd, Werribee VIC 3030

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Raffles Walk Park Werribee is another awesome park located in Cornerstone Estate. Grandvista Boulevard is home to not 1 but 3 great parks. Other great parks in Cornerstone Estate include Safari Park and The Cornerstone Jumping pillow. The parks are all within walking distance from one another and remember to bring your bike to get in between the playgrounds.

Ashcroft Park, Williams Landing

Address: 36 Mandrel Dr, Williams Landing VIC 3027

Williams Landing Playground, Williams Landing 

Address: 21 Freya Dr, Williams Landing VIC 3027

Jubilee Park Playground, Wyndham Vale

Address: 23 Memory Cres, Wyndham Vale VIC 3024

Village Park, Wyndham Vale

Address: Anniversary Ave, Wyndham Vale VIC 3024

McNish Dinosaur Reserve, Yarraville

Address: Court St, Yarraville VIC 3013

Footscray Park Play Space, Footscray

Address: 40 Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray VIC 3011

Universal Park, Tarneit

Address: Universal Rd, Tarneit VIC 3029

Geelong Playspace (Geelong Botanic Gardens)

Address: Eastern Park Circuit, East Geelong VIC 3219

Montgomery Reserve, Essendon

Address: 43 Lawson St, Essendon VIC 3040

The Best Playgrounds In Melbourne’s Inner Suburbs

Artplay Playground, Melbourne

Address: Birrarung Marr, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3000

Point Park, Docklands

Address: River Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008

Royal Nature Park Playground, Parkville

Address: 28 Gatehouse St, Parkville VIC 3052

Carlton Gardens Playground, Carlton

Address: 111 Carlton St, Carlton VIC 3053

Lincoln Square Playground, Carlton

Address: Corner of Lincoln Square & Bouverie St, Carlton 3053

Ron Barrassi Snr Park, Docklands

Address: Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008

St Kilda Adventure Playground, St Kilda

Address: Neptune St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Cubbies Fitzroy Adventure Playground

Address: 167 Condell St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Maritime Cove Community Park Playground, Port Melbourne

Address: 200 The Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Skinners Adventure Playground, South Melbourne

Address: 211 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Gahan Reserve, Abbotsford

118 Park St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Best Playgrounds Melbourne’s North and North East

The Community Bank Adventure Playground, Wallan

Address: Northern Hwy & Queen St, Wallan VIC 3756

Doug Hull Adventure Park, Coburg North

Address: Carr St, Coburg North VIC 3058

Golden Sun Moth Park, Craigieburn

Address: Grand Boulevard/Packington Ct, Craigieburn 3064

McKenzie Reserve, Yarra Glen

Address: Anzac Ave & Bell Street, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Jack Roper Reserve Playground, Broadmeadows

Address: 24 Ophir St, Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Merrifield Park, Mickleham

Address: Faraday St, Mickleham VIC 3064

Diamond Creek Regional Play Space, Diamond Creek

Address: 28 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek VIC 3089

Eltham North Adventure Playground

Address: 2 Pitura Pl, Eltham VIC 3095

Hays Paddock, Kew East

Address: Leason St, Kew East VIC 3102

Malahang Reserve, Heidelberg West

Address: Oriel Rd, Heidelberg West VIC 3081

Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster East

Address: 99 Victoria St, Doncaster East VIC 3109

Wombat Bend Play Space,Templestowe Lower

Finns Reserve, Templestowe Road & Union Street, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107

Bulleke-Bek Park, Brunswick

Address: 3 West St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Norris Bank Parklands, Bundoora

Address: 135 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083

Coburg Bush Reserve, Coburg

Address: 227 Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058

Coburg Lake Reserve, Coburg North

Address: 2 Gaffney Street, Coburg North

Harmony Park, Coburg

Address: 187-195 Gaffney St, Coburg VIC 3058

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North

Address: Alfred Crescent Fitzroy North

Bollygum Park, Kinglake

Address: 40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd, Kinglake VIC 3763

Queens Park, Healesville

Address: 36 Don Rd, Healesville VIC 3777

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