The new all abilities playground in Footscray Park kept the kids playing for hours and the setting is lovely. There’s plenty of space to relax on the grassed areas and the gorgeous gardens adjacent feature established trees, flowerbeds, and even a duck pond. The playground is also surrounded by space for ball games, and a bike/walking path along the Maribyrnong River. 

Some of the fun includes a four-way seesaw, gorgeous wooden bee springer, various sized slides, stepping logs, musical elements, a flush to ground roundabout, and dual flying fox (one side is a poma and one side has a bucket seat). There’s three regular swings, one with a harness, plus a bird’s nest swing. Stand out features are the magnificent metal wading bird with fireman’s pole, platform and climbing opportunities, and a wonderful tree house structure with many options for getting up and down.

Kids enjoy lots of climbing and balancing features including a wobbly bridge, tree trunks with hand/foot holds, cargo net, and rope ladders. Water play includes a creek bed with sand and water pump, and a more open area with water sprays.

The all abilities features include wide paths, an accessible sand play table, swing with harness, in ground roundabout and a basket swing.

Amenities include a drinking fountain, toilets, picnic tables with shade, BBQs in adjacent parkland, almost fully fenced, some shade over the playground and more in the surrounding parkland. 

Maribyrong Boulevard, Footscray

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