Ballam Park is double the fun!
The Eastern side wooden playground is a favourite with Frankston/Mornington Peninsula toddlers and babies, with an extensive network of ramps, climbing equipment and slides. The natural shade from the surrounding trees provide perfect picnic spots, as well as a sheltered picnic table and water taps.
On the Western side of the park the council has just upgraded the ageing equipment to transform the area into a fantastic skate park and adventure playground suitable for older children.
It’s so new that in fact only the skate park, swings and some parkour equipment are open at the moment while the finishing touches are put on the main structure (due to reopen 4 April).
The skate park includes a basketball/multi-use court with climbing and rebound wall…
…metal frames for climbing and rails…
…small bumps and hillocks…
…and in ground trampolines.
The adventure playground has a natural wooden structure in keeping with the parkland. It features several large slides, lots of wooden poles with climbing notches, rope nets, spider webs a nest swing and flying fox.
Ballam Park makes a great family day out, with two big playgrounds, barbecues, picnic tables, water taps, public toilets and free parking. You’ll also find open areas and sporting fields, a dog free roam area and Ballam Park Homestead, an historic home and museum from the 1850s run by the Frankston Historical Society.
- Suitable for toddlers;
- Suitable for older kids;
- Skate park, basketball court, rebound wall;
- Sheltered picnic tables and free barbecues;
- Toilets ;
- Water tap;
- Free parking; and
- Best access via Cranbourne Rd.