Caulfield Park is regular hangout for many south-east Melbourne families as there’s so much to do there! There are three playgrounds as well as ponds with ducks and geese, sports ovals, a cricket ground, conservatory, croquet and bowls lawns, basketballs courts, tennis courts and an aviary.
The largest playground in Caulfield Park is the Eastern playground, accessed via Park Crescent and it’s suitable for older kids.
The highlight of the playground is a steep and thrilling slide resting on the soft fall mountain of moguls. At the bottom you’ll also find low wooden ramps, a large pyramid rope climbing frame, a climbing wall, monkey bars, basketball court and adults exercise equipment.
Toddlers with still enjoy the gentler slides, little ladders, the springers, shopfronts and music making equipment.
The playground is overlooked by large established trees, picnic tables and barbecues and a toilet block, meaning it caters well for all-day play.
Note that the playground is SO large that it can be hard to keep track of kids who like to want to run off in different directions. It is unfenced so you’ll need to keep your wits about you.
The two other playgrounds are better suited for toddlers. The Aviary Garden play area is accessed off Inkerman Road and it is shaded with soft fall flooring, picnic and barbecue facilities and toilets.
The Central-West play area is near the Croquet Club and is the smallest playground in Caulfield Park. It has barbecues and seats but toilet facilities are a bit further away.
All the playgrounds have ample off-street parking.
- Suitable for toddlers;
- Suitable for older kids;
- Picnic tables and BBQ areas;
- Water tap; and
- Free parking.
Caulfield Park, Corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, Caulfield North