We really enjoyed our visit to this renewed neighbourhood park on a Winter’s day. The first thing you notice is the lovely setting, with large gum trees to the side and new plantings incorporated in the design. Carved native animals sit atop poles connecting various climbing elements.

The more traditional elements include a nice high swing frame for extra big pushes, a double slide, and birds nest swing. The slide is built into a hill which also boasts side by side balancing ropes – perfect for finding out who’s fastest!

Child-sized paths wind through trees – ideal for sharpening those scooter skills or just tearing around on foot. There are also wonderfully varied tree stump stepping stones. Large rocks add another opportunity for stepping and jumping. A basketball hoop and short court round off the offerings.

The only facilities are a bench seat and a picnic setting. The closest public toilets are a short drive away at Green Gully Reserve Kealba (the National Public Toilet Map app is a must have by the way).

A five minute walk away, the Odessa Avenue Milkbar offers a staggering array of novelty lollies as well as cheese, meat and oregano lebanese-style pies. We try the cheese pie – it’s filled with halloumi and it’s just perfect.

“It is so fun go there to have fun! And play.” Arabella age 8.

12A Antwerp Drive Keilor Downs

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