central gardens 'rocketship', hawthorn

5 4 3 2....FUN!  It's easy to see why this playground is an absolute winner. The rocket ship alone will keep the 4+ entertained. Then there is the fantastic clean playground with some old school favourites like the horsey merry go round, swings, twirly seats, slides and climbing gym.  Once you've got the wriggles out go for a stroll through the lush gardens.  Parking is limited to 2 hrs at the entrance and most of the surrounding streets is permit parking.  

Mamma's special mention: Just around the corner on Glenferrie Road is a great new gelato shop Piccolina Gelateria that is very popular with the locals. Nothing like a treat after playing in the park. 

the nitty gritty

public toilets - free parking - no shade over playground - bbqs - plenty of space for picnic 

25 Henry Street Hawthorn

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