Packer Park

Packer Park

4 rating
Added 15 years ago

Features

Wheelchair 15 All abilities
Toddler Toddler friendly Toilet 15 Toilets
Car 15 Car parking Bbq 15 BBQ
Seats Seats Picnic site 15 Tables
Bicycle 15 Bike path Shelter 15 Sun shade

Reviews

written over 15 years ago

This is an exceptional park from Glen Eira City Council. There are so many good things about it that it's hard to know where to start!

Firstly, the placement of the playground is marvellous: it is right next to some wetlands and has been built around two mature gum trees that provide wonderful shade and a beautiful backdrop.

The theme, most appropriately, is wetlands creatures like frogs and lizards, with a huge gecko gracing the path leading onto the equipment, and some stepping stones in the form of eggs and tadpoles that lead up to a frog to climb on.

The main pathway leads up to the upper decking, which is accessible to mobility impaired children. From the top decking kids can play noughts and crosses and look through telescopes before choosing the best means to get down again: perhaps the fireman's pole, one of many slides or the multitude of different 'climbers'. There is plenty to do under the decking as well, with shop-front play, tunnels to crawl through, more tic-tac-toe and spring riders to bounce on.

Next to the main structure is a wonderful 'spider's web' of rope to climb on, and there is a snake boardwalk with bells to stomp on.

Small tables with fixed stools are dotted throughout the play area, and on the other side of the tadpoles is an area with several tables and a barbecue that are covered by a couple of huge sails.

There is a velodrome and a walking/cycling path around the oval so bring the bikes as well as the kids and the picnic to this fabulous park.


written over 11 years ago

I agree that this playground is fabulous in many many ways. The activities, theming and area are wonderful. I thought that I would mention some other points that are important to consider with this great park , though.
Particularly if you have toddlers and or multiples as I do:
It is not fully fenced and is situated on a medium flow road. All paths lead to the road/car park.
The design of the equipment - whilst wonderful for the kids - means that toddlers and older children alike run through and away. If you have more than one toddler you will need a helper to follow as they go. The equipment is long so one toddler at one end to another cannot be supervised. NB road and some points are quite high off the ground and hence dangerous for the under 3's.

I look forward to utilising this park more once my two are older!


written over 9 years ago

This park rocks. The spider web is great for off ground tiggy.


written over 4 years ago

Cafe close by. Bbq area. Cafe nearby.


Location

Leila Road
3163 Carnegie , VIC
Australia