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HOT: Buckingham Reserve ‘Rocket Ship’ Park, Sunshine West

Get ready to blast off with the awesome rocket ship park at Buckingham Reserve Sunshine West!

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Buckingham Reserve Sunshine is one of the best adventure playgrounds in Melbourne’s West.

The playground is part of a larger project to improve Buckingham Reserve with creek-side trails, observation decks, picnic areas, parking and active recreational facilities.

The enormous shiny rocket ship is the highlight of the playground, and the reserve. When Lady AB sees it she shouts ‘It’s beautiful!’. And it is.

buckingham reserve sunshine

There are so many features in this rocket ship playground that it’s hard to know where to look.

buckingham reserve sunshine

For older kids the obvious attraction is the slide twisting down the spaceship plus the chain bridge leading to a steep metal slide.

buckingham reserve sunshine

Then there’s the dual flying fox, rock walls and the rope spider’s web to climb.

For younger kids there’s an intricate water play area with a system that pulls up water – Baby 2.0 doesn’t know what hits him!


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Plus a shaded sandpit, various animals on springers, some shorter slides in the rubber soft fall area and clambering ‘rocks’ to get back up the slope.

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New trees have been planted to encourage nature-based imaginative play – but for the moment, let’s blast off!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”] Tips for Buckingham Reserve:

  • suitable for toddlers;
  • suitable for older children;
  • water taps and toilets;
  • some natural shade and shade sails;
  • BBQ, seating and tables;
  • free off street parking.

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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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