Officially opened in February 2017 as part of as part of the $1.6 billion redevelopment of neighbouring Webb Dock, Maritime Cove Community Park Port Melbourne features a range of attractions that showcase the area’s maritime and waterside heritage.

There is a wooden life-saving tower – which is the centre-piece of the play space – and salvaged maritime assets including buoys, a crows nest, channel markers and bollards for children to climb and explore.  Sea-animal sculptures and open stage areas resembling shipping containers suitable for picnics enhance the maritime theme. Other features include climbing walls, ladder bridges, water features and a dedicated young children’s play area.

The open space area also features an exercise station so you can slip in a quick workout while the kids play! New raised timber boardwalks link to the beach while a shared cycling and walking trail leads to an observation platform providing an unobstructed vantage point overlooking the Melbourne city skyline.

The space was built by the same contractors as the Royal Park interactive play area next to the Royal Children’s Hospital and this is highly evident with the familiar and amazing climbing and wooden structures, but the addition of the salvaged maritime assets and sandy base give it its own fun-beachy look and feel.

The waterplay area will certainly be a fun feature for warmer months.

The nearby Sandridge beach has toilets, tables and BBQs and Caps Café is open 8:30am–12:30pm weekdays for all your coffee, snacks and icecream needs.

Perc White Reserve, Corner The Blvd and Todd Rd, Port Melbourne.