Look out for aliens when you visit the UFO Park at The Grange Reserve Clayton!
The Grange Reserve is a large grassy reserve in the residential area of Clayton South with a very strange history….it is the site of the 1966 Westall UFO Incident, a purported UFO sighting.
Hence the cool playground in the centre of The Grange Reserve has a space theme and is known colloquially as the ‘UFO Park’.
The spaceship at its centre can be accessed via a central ladder and then exited via a fireman’s pole or two slides – one short and one long slide.
Inside the spaceship kids can pretend to ‘drive’ the spaceship at the control panel.
Make sure you read the information panels about the Westall incident – they are very interesting and the sightings have never been explained. Also check out the documentary “Westall ’66: A Suburban UFO Mystery“.
Outside of the spaceship you can bounce on two alien balance boards…
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…go spotting for sculptures of Australian wildlife…
…dig in the sandpit with the toy digger…
…..and test your balance and strength on the wooden tree house structure with its climbing walls and flying fox.
There is also a basket swing and two normal swings and a spinning cup.
The playground has two public toilets, a water fountain, a shelter with two barbecues and other sheltered picnic tables.
The Grange Reserve is surrounded by dense heathland on the one side and tall pine trees on the other, making a pine cone hunt a mandatory part of the day!
Tips The Grange Reserve:
- Suitable for toddlers;
- Suitable for older kids;
- Tables, water tap, barbecue;
- Public toilet;
- No shade except in shelters and natural shade in the trees;
- Free off street parking;
- Look out for UFOs!
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