booran reserve, glen huntly

This area used to be an old reservoir water catchment and after months of building and anticipation (and $10.8 million dollars!) the gates opened in April - from all reports - this place is AWESOME! 

This phenomenal new playground is more like a PLAYGROUND CITY than a reserve. Rightly so, it has been billed as the best playground in Melbourne. It caters for all ages and abilities with awesome facilities such as; water pump, fountains and play incorporating the life cycle of frogs, two climbing ropes, a double flying fox and swings. There are lots of green spaces and shady areas for picnics and chillaxing. 

The HUGE climbing frame is intricate and elaborate and when you reach the top you are met with a super slide like no other. You could spend an entire day here. Also, take a look at the features they have retained from the reservoir, the walls are now covered in bright artwork - Mamma says also keep an eye out for the indigenous cultural elements here too. and important tribute to the area.

There are also picnic shelters, barbeque facilities and some grasslands making it the ultimate community reserve. Mamma says dress the kids in some bright highly visible clothing too so they can easily be spotted at the top of the slide or behind a grassy tussock, there are LOTS of kids here as you can imagine and it can be easy to lose sight of your crew.

Mamma's special mentions: stick to Neerim Road and you will find a pair of kid friendly cafes right opposite the train station - Nature Boy AND Iron Henry. 

the nitty gritty

parking - pram access - 2 sets of BBQs - shelters - 2 sets of toilet facilitate - some shade over play equipment

1051 Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly

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