This tree-lined park and playground is a bit of a hidden gem for Tascott locals and when we visited we had the space to ourselves for most of our visit. There are two key features that set this play space apart from others – its large tree-lined grassed area (perfect for picnics and mothers group catch ups) and its large playground that is shaded for much of the day by large natives.
The playground is quite large and includes two double swing sets (one with bucket swings and the other regular), two playground structures and a spinner pole. The structures include slippery dips, tunnel crawls, spider nets, climbing walls, firemen poles, wooden bridges, mini flying fox and steering wheel.
About 50m from the park there is a small wooden bridge that crosses a riverbed. When we visited the riverbed was dry, but it pays to be aware if you have a run away. The bridge is quite lovely with its fern canopy and our toddler loved trit trotting over it as a billy goat and imagining the troll who might live below.
A mounted metal train wheel and single railway track will spark the interest of mini Thomas enthusiasts too. If anyone knows the story behind this sculptural structure, we’d love to hear from you.
Facilities: Picnic table, benches.
Toilets: Sadly none.
Fencing: None. The park is set a long way back from surrounding roads. Please beware of the nearby riverbed.
Tip: The mulch is well worn and more dirt-like now, so wear closed-in shoes to keep your visit fun (otherwise you will be emptying sandals of “bits” all day long).
Age group: All ages will enjoy the grassy area for a game of soccer, catch or hide ‘n’ seek. The playground is suited to children aged 2-8.
Parking: Free off-street parking on Melaleuca Crescent.
Location: Melaleuca Cres, Tascott.
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