The award winning Booran Reserve is the $10.8 million jewel of the City of Glen Eira’s play spaces and the number one spot for water play this Summer. It has been billed as ‘Melbourne’s best playground’ and rightly so, it’s pretty darn impressive! Built on the site of an old reservoir, the park celebrates its unique history with parts of the reservoir wall retained to accommodate a climbing wall and sports area.  

The play space features a giant, 10-metre-high double dome rope climbing net with slide. The net provides climbing challenges to provide expansive views of the play space and surrounding areas from the highest lookout platform. Other unique play equipment includes: a giant bird’s nest swing, dual flying fox with all abilities access seat, a 5-way swing, in-ground trampolines, a human hamster wheel, imaginative sensory play areas and cubbies, two-tiered sandpit and a water pump with gates flowing into a rock-lined trickle stream.

The awesome water play area reflects the former use of the site with large and small fountains on cobblestones with trickling areas surrounding stepping stones which are fun to jump across. Kids will definitely need bathers and towels, but they will get wet even if you don’t bring them! An active sports area along the reservoir wall features painted on cricket stumps, basketball and netball hoops, tennis wall, as well as passive spots for relaxation, picnic shelters and BBQs. Mama says pop over the road to the beautifully decorated Upsy Daisy cafe for a coffee and a snack after all the fun.

Cnr Booran Road and Glenhuntly Road, Glen Huntly.

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