65 Best Playgrounds in Melbourne

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My kids and I have reviewed hundreds of playgrounds all over Melbourne and now I present – my curated list of Melbourne’s best playgrounds. It was hard to stick to just a small number of playgrounds so I tried to avoid listing two playgrounds in the same suburb.

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Best Playgrounds Melbourne CBD

1. ArtPlay Playground, Melbourne

This playground is a regular CBD pit-stop due to it’s convenient location. It’s right next to ArtPlay and Fed Square, and really is one of the best playground Melbourne CBD.

There is play equipment built around a central boardwalk with a number of slides, a rope climbing structure, swings and a sandpit.

ArtPlay Playground, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Artplay playground melbourne

2. Ron Barassi Snr Park, Docklands 

Ron Barassi Snr Park is on the north bank of Docklands and the site includes a sports field, pavilion, walking circuit and playground. 

The Docklands playground includes a large climbing tower, tyre swing, sandpit and several water pumps.  While playing, there is a lot to see with views of Melbourne Star, Bolte and Westgate bridges and usually at least a few cranes in the Docklands.

Ron Barassi Snr Park, Docklands Drive, Docklands

Ron Barassi Snr Park


3. Point Park, Docklands

On the south bank of Docklands is an excellent park for kids called Harmony Garden built by Point Park’s developers Mirvac in collaboration with Simon Ellis Landscape Architects and artists Neil McLachlan and Emilia Storm.

The playground is set out with different play spaces, including nature play, water play and musical instruments. It’s surrounded by native plants and blossom trees, giving the space an appealing natural aesthetic. In my book, this is one of the top playgrounds Melbourne has ever seen.

Harmony Garden, Point Park, Docklands

point park yarra's edge

Best Playgrounds in Melbourne Northern Suburbs

4. Royal Park Nature Play, Parkville

Royal Park Playground is a Parkville park which is also known as the Royal Children’s Hospital playground in Royal Park Parkville.

It’s one of the best playgrounds in Melbourne city, with wooden and rope climbing structures, swings, slides and (as the name suggests) multiple opportunities for nature play.

Royal Park Nature Play also has a water play zone with a circle of jets, and a second area with several pumps that flow over rocks down to a sandpit.

Royal Park Nature Play playground, Gatehouse Street, Parkville

Royal Park Playground

5. Gumnut Park and Adventure Playground, Donnybrook

This is a brilliant and unique playground designed to celebrate timber and the natural surrounding environment and was created as an essential early social building block for the development of a relatively new community situated within the suburb of Donnybrook. 

On first sight it is impressive! There are three towers topped with huge timber gumnuts that children can climb up and inside then there are interconnecting tunnels that join the gumnut towers. Great big slides are how the kids get down from this wonderland. Down on the ground there is even more to discover. Mini trampolines, flying foxes, cubbies, a toddler-friendly area (a bit lower down than the giant gumnut towers), climbing frame and balance beams… the list goes on. There is even a skate ramp and BMX area as well as picnic spots and a cafe.

This is an epic playground in Melbourne’s north not to be missed.

Gumnut Park and Adventure Playground, 1025 Donnybrook Rd, Donnybrook


6. Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North

The playground on the south side of Edinburgh Gardens is the best outdoor playground in Melbourne’s inner north.

Why? It’s large, AND fenced. There is lots of play equipment, including smaller equipment for toddlers.

There are toilets outside the fenced area, as well as grassed spaces, sports grounds and an off leash dog park.

Edinburgh Gardens, Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North

Edinburgh Gardens South playground 173 Alfred Crescent Fitzroy North 1

7. Harmony Park, Coburg

Harmony Park has three different play areas; play grounds, skate park and and grassy area. The playground is suitable for babies right through to older kids with multiple pieces of play equipment for active and imaginative play.

There are musical instruments throughout the space, and joyful images of children from many cultural backgrounds, both a nod to the park’s name.

Harmony Park, Gaffney Street, Coburg

Harmony Park, 187-195 Gaffney St, Coburg North

8. Coburg Lake, Coburg

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Coburg Lake Reserve is a Coburg Park that won’t just appeal to the locals. Its kids play park has two playgrounds, one with multiple play structures and swings, and another with flying fox, swings, see saw and a giant twister game.

Within Coburg Lake Reserve is also a bank of exercise equipment, the beautiful lake itself and toilet, picnic and barbecue facilities.

Coburg Lake Reserve, Murray Road, Coburg

Coburg Lake Reserve, 2A Gaffney St, Coburg North

9. Bundoora Park, Bundoora

When you’re out with multiple young children cool parks with a fence around them make the trip much more enjoyable! Bundoora Park Playground is fully fenced and accessible playground.  It is best for kids under 10, and has a distinct nod to farm life.

There is a cafe and visitors centre next to the playground, with toilets and change facilities. It’s definitely one of the best fenced playgrounds in Melbourne.

Bundoora Park Playground, River Red Gum Avenue, Bundoora

Bundoora Park Playspace, 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora

10. Norris Bank Reserve Playground, Bundoora

Discover the charm of Norris Bank Reserve Playground, a true gem for families. With expansive play areas, kids can play and explore freely. 

The playground boasts a rich assortment of equipment, including swings, slides, a double flying fox, a small bike track, climbing frames, water play, and a sandpit – catering to the diverse ages and interests of children. It’s the ideal spot for family-friendly adventures and memorable playtime.
Norris Bank Reserve Playground, McLeans Road, Bundoora

Norris Bank Reserve Playground
Norris Bank Reserve Playground

11. Diamond Creek Regional Playspace, Diamond Creek

The Diamond Creek Regional Playspace was developed by Nillumbik Shire Council through collaboration with community groups, local business’ and organisations.

In 2021 it won Parks & Leisure’s award for ‘Best Playspace less than $500,000’.

Diamond Creek Regional Playspace, 28 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek

12. Golden Sun Moth Park Playground, Craigieburn

The Golden Sun Moth is an endangered species endemic to the area.

And this playground is dominated by a large moth shaped play structure, where each leg is a different type of equipment to climb up or down.

Its one of the best big parks for kids in Melbourne’s north.

Golden Sun Moth Park Playground, Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn

golden sun moth playground

13. Wallan Water Park, Wallan

Otherwise known as the Community Bank Adventure Playground at Hadfield Park Wallan, this Melbourne playground caters for all abilities.

There is a 5 storey wooden climbing fort, swings, a flying fox and a splash park. If you are planning to take advantage of the splash park, check that it’s turned on prior to your visit.

Wallan Water Park, Queen St, Wallan

Hadfield Park Wallan

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14. Royal Botanic Garden Children’s Garden, South Yarra

Set inside the Royal Botanic Gardens is the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden.  It is a fully fenced lush oasis with lots of shady spots and opportunities for nature play and water play.

Suitable for little kids and older kids as well, this is one of the best parks in Melbourne for babies.  You’ll need to supervise closely around water though, and there are lots of lovely hiding spots.

The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

Children's Garden Royal Botanic Gardens


15. Skinners Adventure Playground, South Melbourne

An expansive junkyard playground with multiple structures and opportunities for risky and imaginative play, Skinners is aimed at 5-12 year olds, but younger children will have lots of fun with a bit more supervision.

As this is one of the few staffed adventure playground Melbourne, it’s best to call prior to visiting this kids adventure park to confirm they’ll be open to the public.

Skinners Playground, Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

Skinners Adventure Playground South Melbourne

16. Maritime Cove, Port Melbourne

Maritime Cove is a maritime themed playground that has recycled maritime equipment used as striking features. There is also a new wooden climbing structure with a long slide travelling down from the top.

There are a couple of water play zones, and lots of scoops and funnels to play with the sand.

There are picnic facilities and toilets nearby, as well as a bank of exercise equipment next to the playground. Maritime Cove is definitely one of the best beach playgrounds in Melbourne, and arguably the best park in Melbourne for watching marine vessels of different types and sizes.

Maritime Cove, Perc White Reserve, The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

maritime cove port melbourne

17. St Kilda Adventure Playground, St Kilda

This St Kilda playground is one of the best kids playground in Melbourne. It is one of the 5 staffed adventure playgrounds, and is intended for use by local children who may be disadvantaged or not have a backyard.  However, it is still open to the public at certain times.

It is a space full of different play structures, many created out of recycled products.  There is something for every child to have fun with.  Although St Kilda Adventure Playground Melbourne is really intended for kids 5+, younger children will still have fun, they just require more supervision.

St Kilda Adventure Playground, Neptune Street, St Kilda

st kilda adventure playground

18. Alma Park East, St Kilda East

Alma Park East holds a sprawling playground shaded by a Moreton Bay Fig. There are multiple play structures with equipment to climb up and things to slide down, providing opportunities for multiple ages.

There are also swings, a flying fox and invitations for imaginative play. Facilities include picnic tables, barbecues and toilets.

Alma Park East, Alma Road, St Kilda East

Alma Park East playground, Alma Rd, St Kilda East

19. Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc

This Mordialloc Beach playground is a community park between the beach and the shopping strip.  Which makes it one of Bayside Melbourne’s best playgrounds.

Peter Scullin Reserve appeals to a wide age range and has shelter over much of the ship themed equipment. There is also a popular pommel bouncer which two people can use at a time.

Peter Scullin Reserve, Beach Rd, Mordialloc

Peter Scullin Reserve Mordialloc

20. Bicentennial Park, Chelsea

Bicentennial Park is, without a doubt, one of the best kids park in Melbourne. It is large, with lots to do, making it worth a special trip.

Bicentennial Park has a large wooden climbing fort, high long slides, swings, sand pits and opportunities for imaginative play such as a train and ticket booth. There are picnic and barbecue shelters, toilets and drink taps.

Bicentennial Park Playground, Scotch Parade, Chelsea

Bicentennial Park Chelsea

21. Carrum Foreshore Playground, Carrum

This nautical themed playground is right alongside one of Melbourne’s best beaches. It’s partially gated and fenced, and there are wooden deckchairs and picnic shelters dotted around the edges.

The play equipment at Carrum Foreshore Playground includes a giant sandpit with diggers and a central lighthouse with a telescope perfect for looking across the bay.

Carrum Foreshore Playground, Old Post Office Lane, Carrum

Carrum Beach Playground, 15 Old Post Office Lane, Carrum Beach Foreshore, Carrum

22. Roy Dore Reserve Playground, Carrum

Set sail for adventure at the Roy Dore Reserve Playground in Carrum. Kids will love exploring the massive pirate ship play structure, complete with wave slides, a mermaid, and cannons. 

With additional features like swings, a sandpit, two large ovals, BBQs, and an outdoor gym, this playground offers endless fun for the whole family.

Roy Dore Reserve Playground, 17 Dyson Rd, Carrum

23. North Road Foreshore Playground, Brighton

A pirate ship has run aground at North Road Reserve, with this popular beachside playground offering water play, climbing structures, slides and more. 

North Road Foreshore Playground, Brighton

north road playground

24. Windsor Siding Playground, Windsor

Discover Windsor Siding, the perfect spot for family fun! Equipped with accessible playground features, including a rubber-matted basket swing, it caters to kids of all abilities. 

Sports enthusiasts can shoot hoops on the full-sized outdoor basketball court or embrace the thrill of BMX biking on the dedicated track. 

Don’t forget to pack a picnic and take advantage of the BBQ area and seating. Conveniently situated near Windsor station and tram route 78, it’s an accessible haven for a day of joy.
Windsor Siding Playground, 104 Union Street, Windsor

25. Ballam Park, Frankston

Ballam Park is one of the best adventure playgrounds in Melbourne. The eastern side of the playground is suited to babies and toddlers, whereas the western side has been upgraded with a skate park and adventure playground for older children.

The skate park includes a multi use court, and Ballam Park has barbecue, picnic and toilet facilities.

Ballam Park playground, Cranbourne Road, Frankston

ballam Park

26. Victory Park Playground, Bentleigh

This popular community playground features four slides, various climbing structures, and ball towers for easy family entertainment. Families can enjoy lunch or a snack under the shade of a picnic shelter, or explore the large ovals and walking paths. 

Victory Park Playground, Patterson Road, Bentleigh

27. Highett Reserve Playspace, Highett

Discover a magical play space nestled within the historic Highett Reserve. Inspired by the surrounding exotic and native trees, this fantasy castle-themed playground features two timber forts, swings, monkey bars, and a thrilling ‘waltz’.

With picnic facilities nearby, it’s the perfect spot for parents and kids to enjoy a fun-filled day outdoors.

Highett Reserve Playspace, 34 Turner Road, Highett

Highett Reserve Playground
Highett Reserve Playground

28. Dendy Park Playground, Brighton East

Discover a playground like no other at Dendy Park in Brighton East.

With striking bubblegum colours underfoot and a snakes and ladders course, this recently upgraded playground captivates little ones. There are slides, spinners, climbing ropes, and more.

The park features vast open spaces, playgrounds, and recreational facilities. From picnics on the lush lawns to kids’ playtime, it’s a serene escape. Dendy Park promises a rejuvenating atmosphere for all ages.

Dendy Park, Dendy St, Brighton East

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29. Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly

Booran Reserve playground is a Glen Huntly park that has been labelled the best playground in Melbourne. The site was previously a water reservoir, which is reflected in elements of the design.

Booran Reserve has a sand play area, water play (which will definitely require towels and swimwear or a change of clothes), a large rope climbing structure, swings and two flying foxes. There are public toilets, picnic and barbecue facilities.

Visit and see why it’s one of the best kids parks Melbourne has!

Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly

Booran Reserve

30. Thomas Street Reserve, Hampton

Thomas Street playground has been totally transformed and Bayside locals now have their first fully inclusive playspace, a place where everyone can play. 

Key elements include a new castle and extensive accessible play equipment, a senior’s exercise area, picnic shelters, a Changing Places and public toilet facility.

The inclusive playground features wheelchair trampolines, flying foxes, slides, a range of swings, a parkour course and a water play area. The centrepiece of the playground is a timber castle, which carries forward the theme of the previously much-loved fort/castle structure, with turrets from the existing fort re-purposed in the new design.

Thomas Street Reserve, Thomas Street, Hampton

31. The Grange Reserve UFO Park, Clayton South

We love Melbourne playgrounds with a point of difference. Little astronauts will love this space-themed playground, built on the location with an alleged UFO sighting! 

Climb up inside the space ship, meet some friendly aliens and have a barbecue or picnic in the leafy surrounds. 

The Grange Reserve, Clayton South

The Grange Reserve UFO Park Clayton South

32. Jells Park, Wheelers Hill

Jells Park playspace is a vast nature-based playscape that caters for all abilities and a range of age groups. Local artists Jeanette Jennings and Kylie Crampton worked with local primary schools Jells Park PS and Wheelers Hill PS to create the mosaics used on the turtle and yabbie features.

Throughout the playscape, all areas are connected by paths that are suitable for all abilities, with flat, well-formed tracks and arterial tracks at 3m wide. There are two quiet spaces – one located at the lookout near entrance by the café, and the other space is near the spider web.

A Changing Places toilet with a full-size hoist and change table has been installed to support use of the playscape and the park by people with higher support needs

Jells Park, Enter off Waverley Road, just past the Waverley Womens Sports Centre, Wheelers Hill

33. Valley Reserve, Mt Waverley

In 2016 Valley Reserve won best new major playspace in Victoria. The nature playground takes its bush setting as its inspiration, with four different ‘zones’ built with mostly organic materials.

It’s a kids playground Melbourne locals will visit again and again! With multiple shelters and a couple of unshaded barbecues, it’s a great location to meet friends and spend a few hours.

Valley Reserve, 80 Waimarie Drive, Mt Waverley


34. Ray Bastin Reserve Playground, Narre Warren

This is a large space themed play ground with a huge rocket shaped structure with a curly enclosed slide. There is also a control panel made for hours of imaginative play.

Ray Basin Reserve Playground has picnic tables, barbecues and toilets.

Ray Bastin Reserve Playground, Norfolk Drive, Narre Warren

35. Casey Fields Playground, Cranbourne East

The facilities at Casey Fields make it one of the best Melbourne playgrounds. It has a long side build on a soft-fall mountain.  There is also traditional play equipment, swings including a liberty swing and rope climbing structures built over an expansive sandpit.

The Casey Fields Playground is part of a huge site for outdoor sports, so there is ample space to throw a ball or a frisbee, and barbecue / picnic and toilet facilities.

Casey Fields Park, Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East

Casey Fields playground

36. Halliday Park Playground, Mitcham

Located on Mitcham Road, Halliday Park Playground is a delightful haven for families. With two large oak trees providing plenty of shade, the playground features a diverse range of play equipment, including swings, climbing ropes, an in-ground trampoline, slides, and two flying foxes. There’s sand and water play, too!

With open spaces for picnics and recreational activities, it’s a welcoming destination for community gatherings and family outings. Read my review here.

Halliday Park Playground, 310 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham

Halliday Park Mitcham

37. Montrose Community Playground, Montrose

Surrounded by scenic beauty, Montrose Community Playground is a local favourite, providing a joyful retreat for community bonding and play. With three distinct sections catering to different age groups, kids can enjoy exciting climbing structures, slides, and swings.

Little ones will love the ‘community’ section featuring adorable local shop replicas. One of the best parks for toddlers, IMO!

What’s more – After a day of play, you can unwind at Posie Project with delicious coffee and snacks.

Montrose Community Playground, 950 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose

38. Megasaurus Dinosaur Park, Cranbourne East

With imaginative play structures, slides, and climbing frames, Megasaurus Dinosaur Park sparks creativity and exploration. This dinosaur-inspired play space provides a thrilling escape for children, offering a delightful blend of play and discovery in a uniquely designed setting.

Read my review here.

Megasaurus Dinosaur Park, Newington Drive, Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Dinosaur Playground Cranbourne East

39. Livvi’s Place, Clyde

Livvi’s Place in Clyde is a delightful fully fenced all-abilities play space divided into four zones which pay homage to Clyde’s natural history – Birds in Flight, Lettuce Farm, Amphibian zone and the Aquatic zone.

It also showcases an innovative model of designing, with empathy and story through play suitable for kids with autism and features sensory-rich play installations, designed with allied health professionals and behavioural therapists. The park interprets ASD behaviour and therapies, supporting children through selective, abstract, non-competitive play.

In 2021 it won the ‘Park of the Year’ award at the Parks & Leisure Awards of Excellence.

Livvi’s Place, 23 Merribrook Boulevard,  Clyde

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40. Markham Reserve, Ashburton

There is a central ramp at the fully fenced Markham Reserve playground that has multiple entrances and exits to climb on and off. There are also flying foxes, a see saw and a sand pit with digger.

Outside the fences there are a community garden, sports grounds and skate park. Facilities at Markham Reserve include barbecue, picnic tables and toilets. In terms of baby friendly parks, this one has everything you need.

Markham Reserve Playground, Markham Avenue, Ashburton

markham reserve

41. Hays Paddock, Kew East

Hays Paddock Playground is currently being renewed. Construction is expected to complete by mid-2024 (weather permitting).

Hays Paddock playground is a gated all-abilities play space with two climbing forts, a sandpit and a bunch of swings. There are natural themes incorporated into the playground, and a viewing area of the adjacent wetlands.

Hays Paddock, Longstaff Street, Kew East

Hays Paddock Kew

42. Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster East

If you’re looking for the best Doncaster parks then look no further than Ruffey Lake Park. There are three playgrounds at the expansive park, the best of which is at the eastern side (look for the large snake sculptures).  This playground is best for 3+ as there is lots of climbing and some high structures.

Ruffey Lake Park, Victoria Street, Doncaster East

Ruffey Lake Park, 99 Victoria St, Doncaster

43. Box Hill Gardens, Box Hill

This elegant and popular park in Box Hill is enhanced by an awesome play space fringed by native flora, basketball courts, table tennis tables, skate bowl, miniature lake and even a perimeter running track! 

Box Hill Gardens, Irving Avenue, Box Hill

Box Hill Gardens Playground Rope Climb

44. Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood

This popular playground also features water play, animal sculptures, a separate toddler area as well as facilities such as public toilets, barbecues and picnic tables. 

ringwood lake park

45. Bayswater Train Park, Bayswater

The red train engine is the highlight of the park, and there is even a play ticket booth set up. There is also an extensive wooden fort structure, and a rope climbing structure with a slide down from the top.

Bayswater Park, Mountain Highway, Bayswater

Bayswater Train Park

46. Tim Neville Arboretum, Ferntree Gully

Tim Neville Arboretum Playground  has a fairytale / medieval theme with features like a Loch Ness Monster, dragon and fortress, all inspiring imaginative play.

Tim Neville Arboretum Playground, Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully

tim neville arboretum playground

47. Lillydale Lake, Lilydale

Lillydale Lake is a nature-based play space with sand and water play. There is also more traditional play equipment including a climbing fort, flying foxes, swings and monkey bars.

Lillydale Lake playground, Swansea Road, Lilydale

Lillydale Lake Playspace Lilydale

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48. Pipemakers Park, Maribyrnong

One of the best Melbourne playgrounds that has been recently constructed, Pipemakers Park is set in an area of Melbourne’s Inner West with industrial history and a rich indigenous history.

The playground is split into sections, each with a totem/wayfinding sign that explains the Aboriginal name of the country and it’s meaning. There is a sandpit, water play, space for imaginative play and a large climbing fort.

Pipemakers Park, 2 Van Ness Ave, Maribyrnong

Pipemakers Park Playground Wide Angle

49. Aeroplane Park, Braybrook

As one of a few children’s playgrounds Melbourne has with an aviation theme, Aeroplane Park has lots of elements to climb, as well as swings, flying foxes and smaller elements like seesaws. There is a second larger structure that leads up to a long slide.

Lance Reichstein Playground, Churchill Ave, Braybrook

aeroplane playground braybrook

50. Curlew Community Park, Laverton

Curlew Community Park has play equipment, a sand pit and water pump, basket swing, half basketball court and a track for scooters, roller skates and more.

Curlew Community Park, Epsom Street, Laverton

Curlew Park Laverton Sandpit

51. Pirate Ship Playground, Aberfeldie

Play on the Black Sapphire pirate ship, one of the best playgrounds in Melbourne for toddlers as the ship is designed for approximately 2 – 5 year olds (even though it looks lovely and big).

There is also a tower slide and rope climbing structure, a scooter track and nature play elements.

Pirate Ship Playground, The Boulevard, Aberfeldie

pirate ship playground

52. Buckingham Reserve, Sunshine West

Known as the Rocket Ship park, for the large rocket ship shaped tower that is visible right through the reserve. The rocket ship is home to a tall twisty slide, and there is also flying foxes and climbing equipment for older kids.

Buckingham Reserve Playground, Buckingham Crescent, Sunshine West

buckingham reserve sunshine

53. Sunvale Park, Sunshine

A skate park, water play, fun equipment and right near Sunshine CBD! Sunvale Community Park really is a hub for the local community. 

Sunvale Community Park, Sunshine

sunvale park

54. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs

Green Gully Reserve was upgrade in 2019 and you can’t miss the playspace thanks to the huge tall tower with two green twisting slides marking the playground! If height was a factor, you could argue it’s the biggest playground in Melbourne!

Green Gully Reserve, 151C Green Gully Road, Keilor Downs

Green Gully Reserve Keilor Downs

55. Ashcroft Park, Williams Landing

One of the best parks for kids that are aviation obsessed, this playground is inspired by the nearby RAAF base, with a large aircraft control tower themed structure in the centre.

There is also a smaller play structure for younger children, and a sand pit with diggers, scoops and chutes.

Ashcroft Park, Mandrel Drive, Williams Landing

Ashcroft Park Control Tower playground, Mandrel Drive, Williams Landing

56. Crocodile Park, Point Cook

Part of the Saltwater Coast residential development, Crocodile Park is open to everyone with a playground, boardwalk and barbecue area.

The playground includes a play structure, and a water play area with a large crocodile at the centre, and a stream running into a wading pool and water jets.

Crocodile Park, Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

crocodile park point cook

57. Wyndham Park, Werribee 

Wyndham Park has two huge playgrounds, exercise equipment, picnic facilities, walking tracks and well-maintained cycling paths. You can spend a whole day there!

Read our Wyndham Park playground review here.

Wyndham Park, 54 Comben Drive, Werribee

Wyndham Park Werribee large slide tower

58. Aeroplane Park, Tarneit

The main feature of this playground is the large aeroplane play structure, named Grove Wings 3029. It has a climbing structure, swings and cockpit built for some imaginative play, making it a popular toddler friendly playground.

Aeroplane Park, Stanhope Road, Tarneit

aeroplane park tarneit

59. Frontier Park, Rockbank

Part of Woodlea, Frontier Park has quality equipment, with three big tree house structures to climb between, a sandpit, water play and some nature play space.

There is also a small skate park perfect for scooting on and a basketball court. It’s one of the most versatile childrens parks in the west.

Frontier Park, Woodlea, Frontier Ave, Rockbank

Frontier Park

60. Delbridge Drive Reserve, Sydenham

Delbridge Drive Reserve in Sydenham is a top pick for outdoor fun. Let the kids explore the playground’s unique structures, including suspended nests and sand play areas. 

Parents can take advantage of the new BBQ facilities and picnic areas while the kids enjoy the sports field and outdoor gym equipment.

Delbridge Drive Reserve, Delbridge Drv, Sydenham

61. Donald McLean Reserve Playground, Spotswood

Discover the newly upgraded playground at Donald McLean Reserve in Spotswood, perfect for families in Melbourne’s inner west. Let your kids enjoy the flying fox, water play, bike track, and more.

With free tennis courts, barbecue facilities, and outdoor exercise, it’s a fantastic spot for outdoor fun and family bonding. Read my full review here.

Donald McLean Reserve Playground, The Avenue, Spotswood

Donald McLean Reserve
Donald McLean Reserve

62. Brooklyn Reserve Play Space, Brooklyn

Escape to Brooklyn Reserve, where nature meets play in a beautifully designed playground park. Kids can climb, slide, and swing in the themed play areas, while adults enjoy the picnic spots and exercise equipment. 

With convenient facilities like BBQs, water taps, and free parking, it’s a fantastic destination for families seeking outdoor fun. Read my review here.

Brooklyn Reserve Play Space, Nolan Ave, Brooklyn

63. Melton Botanic Garden Nature Play Space, Melton

Discover a haven of play and learning at Melton Botanic Garden Playspace. Encourage your kids to climb, slide, and create in a natural wonderland featuring treehouses, log towers, and mud play areas. The nature-focussed design makes this one of the coolest playgrounds and definitely one of the best parks in the west.

While you’re there, explore the garden with its diverse vegetation, eucalyptus arboretum, and minibeast trail for an educational and enriching family day out in nature.

Melton Botanic Garden Nature Play Space, 22 Mavi Ave, Melton

Melton Botanic Garden Amy Gardner images
Melton Botanic Garden

64. Brimbank Park Playground, Keilor East

Enjoy a day of adventure at Brimbank Park just a short drive from the CBD. Explore walking tracks, spot native wildlife, and let the kids play at the accessible Brimbank Park Playground.

Climb, swing, and discover together, then relax at the Lumbar & Co cafe for sustainable snacks. 

Brimbank Park Playground, Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East

Brimbank Park Featured Image 1
Brimbank Park Play Space

65. Navan Park, Melton

Out of all the park in Melton, Navan Park is a childrens park that caters for babies right through to older kids, and is an all-abilities play space.

The playground is easy to spot within the park as it has a rocket ship shaped tower in the centre. There is also other play equipment, sand play, paths to scoot on and lots of grassed areas.

Navan Park, Centenary Avenue, Melton

navan park

And that concludes my list of Melbourne’s best playgrounds. Aren’t we so lucky to have so many awesome playgrounds and parks right here in our city? Let me know which one you and your kids love in the comments below!

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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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