If you’re visiting to the Mornington Peninsula don’t miss one of our favourite beach playgrounds on Rye’s foreshore east of Rye Pier. Rye’s Up Community Playground is a wooden adventure playground built by locals in 2012 and is great fun especially when the water’s too cold for swimming.
The fully fenced playground sits next to Rye Beach and thus has a seaside theme. The playground is in the shape of a boat’s hull and numerous wooden forts making up the ship’s deck have signs such as ‘Bait Shack’, wooden marine animals attached to the walls and lots of portholes where kids can pretend to be mermaids or divers.
Separate to the main ship is a smaller lighthouse, monkey bars and numerous swings including a birds nest swing.
The playground isn’t shaded except by the equipment itself. Toilets and water taps are nearby and the site has unsheltered picnic areas and sheltered barbecue facilities. Parking is close by and fees are payable.
- suitable for toddlers;
- suitable for older kids;
- picnic tables and barbecues;
- public toilets nearby;
- Fully fenced; and
- paid parking; and
- The playground is located opposite the main shopping strip on the Rye foreshore.
Rye’s Up Community Playground, 2387A Point Nepean Rd, Rye, Mornington Peninsula