brooklyn reserve

Brooklyn, a small suburb wedged between Tottenham and Altona North, is reputed to have the worse air quality in Melbourne (if not Victoria) thanks to the industry surrounding its residential streets.

The silver lining is that the neighbourhood park in Brooklyn Reserve has recently received an upgrade to its playground thanks to a $200,000 air pollution fine under the EPA’s IES (Innovative Environmental Solutions) scheme.

brooklyn reserve

This means that the playground now features a rainbow-hued 6 metre high climbing frame, an unexpectedly fast slide…

brooklyn reserve

a scooter track perimeter and exercise equipment.

brooklyn reserve

The playground adjoins a large grassy area for ball games or picnics and basketball court.

brooklyn reserve

There’s equipment for little ones too, with a smaller climbing fort, instruments and spinning carousel, sandpit and water pump.

brooklyn reserve

brooklyn reserve

A highlight is the double swing that faces inwards, allowing adults and kids (or two kids in this case) to face each other and swing.

brooklyn reserve

I like the different sculptures and explanatory panels extending kids’ curiosity beyond what’s in front of them.

brooklyn reserve

Facilities have also been upgraded with new barbecue shelters, though the nearest toilets remain the ones inside Brooklyn Community Hall and the Brooklyn Tennis Club, so don’t count on them being open all the time.

Click here for playground for older kids. 


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Brooklyn Reserve, Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn

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