HOT: Edwards Reserve, South Kingsville

Edwards Reserve, otherwise known as the ‘frog park’ by locals, is a great South Kingsville playground for little and bigger kids!

The big timber play structure was upgraded in 2020 as well as other facilities and functional improvements.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Central Timber Structure

What you’ll find at Edwards Reserve

The playground has different zones for children of different ages, making it a great destination for all the family.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Landscape

The playground’s centrepiece is a big timber structure with lots of play opportunities on, around and even under the structure.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Wooden Tables Stools

Younger kids enjoy the small sandpit and the stepping stones and the mini carved tables and stools. The flooring is a mix of tan bark and springy rubber flooring that’s great for crawlers.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Children Climbing

Older kids like the big rope hammock swing, the spinning seat and opportunities to clamber on the sculpture, tackle the climbing footholds and climb up the spiral frame up to the timber structure.

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Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Children Climbing Wooden Sculpture

There are a set of swings, sand play, a sprinkler style water feature to tie in with the trickle stream and a few trees around the perimeter for shade.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Under Trees

Aside from the playground, Edwards Reserve is regularly used for walking and other passive recreation.

While there is no actual bike or scooter track, the circuit track around the perimeter of the reserve and playground is a popular path for scooters and kids bike and there are bike hoops for parking.

Edwards Reserve South Kingsville Kids Climbing

Edwards Reserve is a great local destination as there are shaded picnic tables, barbecues, a water tap with a bottle-filling function and public toilets, as well as a basketball court and oval. There is also free unlimited parking in surrounding residential streets.

Note there is an off-leash dog park in the area as well. The reserve has strict time restrictions and is only off-lead before 9am and after 9pm.

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  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Sand play;
  • Water play;
  • Free barbecues;
  • Picnic tables and shelter
  • Water tap;
  • Free street parking;
  • toilets nearby;
  • Circuit walking track suitable for kids bikes and scooters.


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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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