best playgrounds with shade

Summer’s here and it’s time to head outside – but a playground can be a hot place if there’s no shade.

Here’s a list of the HOT playgrounds I’ve reviewed with shade sails or natural shade from trees or surrounding structures.



point park yarra's edge





plum garland playground albert park

Skinners Adventure Playground, 211 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

Frankston Regional Foreshore Playground, Frankston Waterfront Reserve, Pier Promenade, Frankston

Pirate Ship playground, Rob Dore Reserve, Carrum


Hays Paddock

Ruffey Lake Park, 99 Victoria St, Doncaster


werribee zoo

beaton reserve yarraville

For a long list of more shaded playgrounds in Melbourne click here.

Where is your favourite shaded playground in Melbourne?


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