Alma Park is split into Alma Park East and Alma Park West and the eastern park is host to the most spectacular sprawling playground
Alma Park East consists of many different play areas suitable for different abilities.
Under the shade of a beautiful Moreton Bay Fig is a huge wooden tree house with a double slide, spiral slide, ramp and lots of climbing apparatus.
The other main area reminds me of Gaudi’s work at Parc Guell Barcelona.
From the mouth of the mosaic bedazzled slug (or ‘grizzly bear cave’ as my kids call it) you can climb up into iits right ear and slide down the fireman’s pole in the left ear!
You can also race down the soft fall hill or climb or slide down back down to ground level.
Near the ‘grizzly bear cave’ there’s a looong flying fox, a pyramid climbing net, a wood and metal climbing frame and a spinning roundabout that you can sit or lie down on.
The bank of swings is set out in a circle so you can swing with five of your best friends at the same time!
We didn’t have time to try the see saw or springers, so busy we were with the other equipment!
The third area is more suitable for toddlers and consists of a stone castle decorated with carved wooden animals.
There’s a little shopfront for imaginative play, a slide, stairs and speaker tubes. Next to it are a small set of monkey bars and a small flying fox.
Interspersed with all the play equipment are beautiful trees that provide shade and a dry creek bed/nature play area. The kids pretended that they were going on a bear hunt, through the swishy swashy swishy swashy grass!
Facilities include barbecues, picnic tables and seating, water tap and toilets. The rest of the park includes a large grassed reserve, wetland area and public art works and dog off-leash area.
If you visit on a Saturday make sure you don’t miss Hank Marvin Markets with food trucks and fresh food purveyors open 9-3pm.
- Suitable for toddlers;
- Suitable for older children;
- playground is unfenced but most play equipment is quite far from the road;
- Water tap;
- barbecues, tables and benches;
- Free parking is available on Alma Rd or nearby streets;
- Tram 5 or 64 along Dandenong Road or 78 or 79 along Chapel St;
- Windsor railway station 10min walk;
- No cafe in the park, short drive to Finn and cafes on Carlisle St Balaclava or Chapel Street Windsor;
- Hank Marvin Markets on every Saturday 9-3pm with food trucks and fresh food purveyors.