HOT: ‘Aeroplane Park’ Lance Reichstein Playground, Braybrook

The Aeroplane Park at Braybrook Park was a huge all-weather adventure playground built to look like a plane that vandals burnt down in 2015. Fortunately, it’s recently been reopened with another aeroplane-themed playground, this time with extra features!

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Big Fish, one of the designers of the Aeroplane Playground (and local to Footscray) was also responsible for the dinosaur park in Yarraville.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The new playground a big space, with multiple pieces of equipment suitable for different ages.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The central plane structure is split into four parts.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The cockpit and front section is good for confident climbers and has a long slide…

aeroplane playground braybrook

….the tail and back section is better for little kids…

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aeroplane playground braybrook

…and the two wings are two swing sets complete with nest swings.

aeroplane playground braybrook

There is also a tall aviation control tower with twisty slide and toddler slides…

aeroplane playground braybrook

…two popular flying foxes…

aeroplane playground braybrook

….plus a merry go round rope climb surrounded by decorative paper planes that swing in the breeze.

aeroplane playground braybrook

Smaller kids will love the two see-saws, the musical bridge, the numerous plane springers and merry-go-round.

aeroplane playground braybrook

I like how visitors are welcomed to the park in various languages, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic.

aeroplane playground braybrook

Bring your scooter or bike along too as the perimeter of the park has a smooth scooter/bike track as well as various barbecue shelters, picnic tables and a water tap.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The Lance Reichstein Playground Braybrook Park is a great destination for those little aviation fans. It’s also adjacent to Braybrook Library, one of Melbourne’s best libraries for children, which is also the site of the nearest toilets. There is also a strip of shops across the road on Churchill Avenue.

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vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”]Tips for Aeroplane Park Braybrook:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • bike/scooter track;
  • Sheltered picnic tables and BBQs;
  • Public toilets in Braybrook Community Centre/Braybrook Library next door;
  • Next to Skinners Reserve oval;
  • across the road from Churchill Avenue shops;
  • Water taps; and
  • Free parking on street and off street.


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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