Eltham Lower Park playspace is a fully fenced and accessible adventure playground opposite the Diamond Valley Railway. The playground + train combo makes it a great destination for a half-day adventure.
The playground is themed around the Eltham Copper Butterfly, an endangered butterfly that’s unique to the area. You’ll find panels describing aspects of the butterfly, a climbing wall on the butterfly wings and wooden insect sculptures.
The playground also features a continuous accessible pathway throughout the site, all-abilities harness seats on the swings and flying fox, an accessible carousel, elevated sand trays for wheelchair access to the sandpit, tactile panels with Braille and Auslan symbols.
Other equipment includes a birds nest swing, tunnel slide, balance beam, stand-on spinner and a small water play area.
The playground is a popular destination for birthday parties as there are picnic shelters, BBQs, water taps, toilets just outside the fence, plus the Diamond Valley Railway.
- Suitable for babies;
- Suitable for older kids;
- Diamond Valley Railway runs on Sundays;
- Parking can be difficult when the train is running.
- public toilets which are fully accessible;
- Fully fenced;
- Fully accessible;
- Picnic shelters and covered barbecues;
- Natural shade;
- Water play; and
- While you’re in Eltham also visit Second Home and Montsalvat.