The Royal Park Nature Play Playground opened its doors yesterday and is proven to be a huge hit already! We have been keeping an eye on its development over the last 6 months and were thrilled when we heard the news!
It was a bit windy this morning however the sun was out and this amazing space provided the goods. Little Miss was spoilt for choice and loved it! I personally loved the natural feel to it which brings a de-stressing element to this playground (even when little Miss was running around ha!).
It is such an amazing space for everyone to enjoy but more importantly for little ones & their carers staying at Royal Children's Hospital. Calm, peaceful and perfect to take time out of the busy city, breath some fresh air, bring a picnic and meet up with friends before heading to the Melbourne Zoo (as we did this morning). (Click on photos below to enlarge them)
Lots on offer, just to name a few: one large round swing, climbing areas, water play areas, water jets, sandpits, 2 baby swings, 4 normal swings, 3 different size slides and a large grassy hill as well as picnic tables, seating and BBQ areas.
The $5.5 million new section of the park completes the $1 billion new Royal Children's Hospital project. The new parkland includes more than 1,100 trees and 17,500 other plants and grasses.
Note: 3 hour ticket parking is available along Flemington Rd and along the first part of Gatehouse St (first left turn after you see the park). Drive a little bit further down and there are 1 hour free parking spaces. Please be aware that Gatehouse St is a busy street, the playground isn't fenced however it is set back from the road. Also there are no toilets on-site or shaded areas so come prepared.
The Royal Park is located in the corner of Flemington Rd and Gatehouse Street in Parkville next to the Royal Children's Hospital. (Click on photo below to enlarge)
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