Beckett Park

Beckett Park

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Added 16 years ago


Toddler Toddler friendly Toilet 15 Toilets
Car 15 Car parking
Seats Seats Picnic site 15 Tables
Shelter 15 Sun shade


written over 6 years ago

Edited May 2014: Beckett Park is an absolute ripper. Now that it's been updated it's even better. There are heaps of opportunities for running, sliding and especially climbing at this most impressive playground.

Made mostly from cypress pine, the structure is in the fortress-style and is really quite vast. There is a large, mostly-fenced sandpit, something that few playgrounds have, with a large shade sail above. There is plenty of shade provided, also, by the huge pine trees that protect the playground and by the structure itself.

There are ramps and bridges, little and big slides, heaps of climbing walls, a little flying fox, abacus and noughts and crosses for the littlies, and the 'jail' as my kids call it - a great place for hiding!

The new maze is now at the front of the playground, which is certainly much easier for parents to supervise. The walls are lower (tall kids will be able to see over them) and it's all much smaller. Very much one for the younger kids.

Also new in May 2014 is a rope climbing pyramid and a few other climbing pieces, plus a lopsided spinning bowl. A little ground-level trampoline was installed last year and is very popular.

Behind the playground is a wonderful, sprawling coast tea-tree that has large branches close to the ground that are perfect for climbing on. To get to the branches you need to find the entrance points through the leaves; literally a tunnel worn through by lots of children. Boroondara Council has this tree on its 'Significant Tree List'.

The playground is situated in the middle of huge parklands and away from neighbouring roads making it relatively safe for little escapees.

The adjoining Maranoa Gardens are absolutely worth a visit and, according to the Boroondara Council, are home to 4956 species of plants! Get your kids to spot all the different shapes of flowers - they are fascinating.


Parring Road There is a carpark at the end of Parring Road, but street parking is available on Banool Road or Yarrbat Avenue if you don't mind a walk through the parklands to the playground.
3103 Balwyn , VIC