Outer Circle Linear Park, Balwyn
Positioned next to the Anniversary Trail bike path, you can bring the kids by bike, stop for a play at the park, and finish your adventure with lunch at the lovely child-friendly café across the road, Town and Country. These are probably the best options for a visit to this park since it has limited nearby parking (however, there is a tram stop just by the entrance), and lacks public toilets.
There is ample seating, lots of shady trees, and a BBQ for picnics in the warmer weather. The attractive, mostly wooden, and new-looking playground is suitable for all ages. There are various climbing structures for different levels of ability, as well as a ‘flying fox’, an array of hanging rings, swings, slides, bridges, and an interactive maze game, clock, and noughts and crosses. The highlight for all the little ones was the ride-on jeep that bounced along with their movement, making them feel like they were driving – with room in the back for passengers.
Towards the rear of the grassy and tree-lined park is an amphitheatre surrounded by rocks and bushes, making it another great space to climb, explore, and collect nature’s goodies. After all, who doesn’t love a good stick and leaf collection?!
Whitehorse Road, Balwyn