Under the watchful eye of the cockatoos, sits a playspace that welcomes both big and little thrill seekers. X & Y Space at Croydon Park is a play ground, skate park and parkour park all in one. Parkour - yes - the jumping, climbing, swinging, action movement you have seen in James Bond - but this is the training ground. Trade in the high rise buildings and uneven roof tiles for balance beams, concrete blocks and steel bars pierced through tree stumps. The play ground beside is a great one for shade as it has a solid roof. Great mix of climbing and balancing equipment too - training for the big stuff next door no doubt. Mamma loves the spinning seats, especially when there is room for four others. There are a couple of noisy musical toys too - a cow that makes a hell of a racket!
Mamma's special mention: The Croydon Library is just over the road and Storytime run on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Wanna know more? Click here.
the nitty gritty
shade over main playground - public toilets - pram accessible - skate park - drink taps - lighting until 9pm
Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon
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