ron barassi snr park, docklands

This is a really great park - it's just a bit different, with a creative use of space and the location makes it even more interesting. Built almost under the Bolte Bridge there is a water play area so a towel and even a change of clothes is recommended plus there is heaps of sand with accompanying 'sand play' equipment including chains and pulleys, spades, tubes and a digger. There are big slides, a little slide, a great tyre swing, rope bridges and all sorts of spots to clamber and climb including the large wooden structure in the middle!  A few stand out features that Mamma's crew enjoy most (other than the water play) is the sand bag wall, good for little people to run and jump on and comfy for big people to sit on and watch the kids plus we love the lovely expanse of squashy green grass complete with footy and soccer goals! Oh and the views of the city and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel are pretty cool too.

Mamma's special mentions: you are not far from Habour Town's Art Vo for a great indoor adventures and of course the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

the nitty gritty

BBQ's - lots of free parking - toilets with baby change table (pavilion) - water fountain - picnic tables - shade from the bridge in the afternoon - water play 

Docklands drive,