Crocodile Park at Point Cook is part of a new residential development called Saltwater Coast. The playground, barbecue area, boardwalk and cafe is one of sixteen parkland areas in the development and is set amongst some beautiful glistening wetlands.
The playground uses a cheerful blue and white nautical colour scheme and the equipment is bedded into a mixture of soft white sand and blue soft fall surfaces.
The highlight is the extensive water play area which starts from the crocodile’s mouth into a small wading pool…
….winds its way along stepping stones….
…and ends in squirting water jets!
Other parts of the playground include several climbing forts suitable for 3+ years (because there’s not an easy way to get down)…
…two steep metal slides…
…two basket swings…
…and a double springer see saw. There are also small pieces of play equipment dotted along the boardwalk.
There is only one BBQ shelter at the playground but more further afield in the wetlands area. The nearest toilets are either at the toilet block across the walking bridge or at the Coast Cafe/land sales office.
For me the best part of the park was that it wasn’t just plonked in the middle of nowhere with empty housing lots. I really loved the mixture of boardwalks and bridges over the made made wetlands. In fact that’s the first part Baby 2.0 gravitated towards before he even spotted the playground! The water is generally barricaded by low shrubbery but of course still be vigilant.
For a list of all the free water play areas in Melbourne click here.
- the playground is unfenced and next to water areas;
- nearest toilets are in the toilet block across the walking bridge or at the Coast Cafe and the land sales office;
- unshaded except for BBQ areas;
- BBQs and picnic tables;
- free parking very close by;
- suitable for toddlers;
- suitable for older kids; and
- large water play area so bring bathers, a change of clothes and a towel.