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HOT: ‘Aeroplane Park’ Lance Reichstein Playground, Braybrook

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The Lance Reichstein Playground at Braybrook Park was a huge all-weather adventure playground built to look like a plane that vandals burnt down in 2015. Fortunately, it’s recently been reopened with another aeroplane-themed playground, this time with extra features!

aeroplane playground braybrook

 

It’s a big space, with multiple pieces of equipment suitable for different ages.

The central plane structure is split into four parts.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The cockpit and front section is good for confident climbers and has a long slide…

aeroplane playground braybrook

….the tail and back section is better for little kids…

aeroplane playground braybrook

aeroplane playground braybrook

…and the two wings are two swing sets complete with nest swings.

aeroplane playground braybrook

There is also a tall aviation control tower with twisty slide and toddler slides…

aeroplane playground braybrook

…two popular flying foxes…

aeroplane playground braybrook

….plus a merry go round rope climb surrounded by decorative paper planes that swing in the breeze.

aeroplane playground braybrook

Smaller kids will love the two see-saws, the musical bridge, the numerous plane springers and merry-go-round.

aeroplane playground braybrook

I like how visitors are welcomed to the park in various languages, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic.

aeroplane playground braybrook

Bring your scooter or bike along too as the perimeter of the park has a smooth scooter/bike track as well as various barbecue shelters, picnic tables and a water tap.

aeroplane playground braybrook

The Lance Reichstein Playground at Braybrook Park is a great destination for those little aviation fans. It’s also adjacent to Braybrook Library, one of Melbourne’s best libraries for children, which is also the site of the nearest toilets. There is also a strip of shops across the road on Churchill Avenue.

For more plane-themed playgrounds visit Williams Landing.

Big Fish, one of the designers of the Lance Reichstein Playground (and local to Footscray) also responsible for the dinosaur playground at McNish Reserve Yarraville.


HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • bike/scooter track;
  • Sheltered picnic tables and BBQs;
  • Public toilets in Braybrook Community Centre/Braybrook Library next door;
  • Next to Skinners Reserve oval;
  • across the road from Churchill Avenue shops;
  • Water taps; and
  • Free parking on street and off street.

Lance Reichstein Playground, Braybrook Park, Churchill Ave, Braybrook

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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