Looking for an awesome playground that has something for ALL the family. Best to give this one a whirl! The Victoria Street Playspace is the best known playground at Ruffey Lake Park (there are three here!) and is the most popular. Mamma knows why - there's sand, slides, towers, climbing challenges and flying foxes! Set in the hill side, the playground has lots of treasures hidden around corners and up stairs. The huge slide gets a great workout and it is a pretty beautiful slide too (Mamma has seen plenty of slides). There is heaps of gathering space for picnicking either in the grassy fields or undercover with the bbqs. Mamma's favourite zone must be the sand pit - the central zone with a bit of shade and spots for adults to sit too, minus the sandy bottom!
Mamma's special mention: Ruffey Lake Park is a great piece of urban green space and boasts THREE playgrounds.
LATEST EDITION - Water Play! June 2017 saw the opening of a new feature to the sandpit section - a water play and river run. Beautiful and blue, the downhill water play is paved with hand decorated rocks and pebbles. You will need big muscles - aka Mamma - to help turn the wheel pump at the top but just watch as the water trickles around rocks and corners. Direct the flow with the dam walls and gates all the way to the bottom where the sand awaits!
the nitty gritty
some shaded parts - bbqs - public toilets - flying fox - lots of stairs - sand play - walking paths nearby - water play
King St & Victoria Street & George Street, Templestowe