parks & playgrounds in melbourne's west
The West boasts some beautiful parks spanning right across our suburbs. Each is unique and best of all, packed with free fun for the whole family. Mamma's parks and playgrounds picks have all the inspiration you need to get you out of the house and include a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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Attention: Safari Park is open for fun on Saturday August 11. This new park has got Mamma VERY excited. Not only is it an absolutely fantastic park - WE, as in Team Mamma have spent the past year with Peet Communities to maximise the FUN factor for all the families who come to enjoy this one.
Skinny Park in Kensington has been purpose built for two things..play and trainspotting!
Look, we have said this many a time and we will say it again - playgrounds next to a place where you can get coffee or even sit down and have a meal are just well, Mamma heaven!
Flying fox - yes, great swings - yes! Oh and we should mention the lovely river views, the huge shady trees and lots of open space!
Smack bang in the middle of a huge new sporting complex with two sporting fields, six tennis courts, enclosed cricket nets this playground is sure to get a lot of use!
Mamma loves an opportunity to motivate the kids to go shopping and the new 'The Sticks' playground at Highpoint is a great little treat for the kids after a shopping venture and a great spot for Mamma to take a breather.
There is something really special about adventure playgrounds. This playground in particular is a Mamma favourite!
Boys and girls - as we start our descent into Tarniet - please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position for landing.
This fresh, new and bright playground is inspired by a volcano!
Mamma says - both little ones and bigger kiddos will love exploring the 'life sized' wooden pirate ship at Riverside Park. The attention to detail on the Black Sapphire Ship is very cool - complete with crows nest, treasure map, captains quarters, bells, telescopes, sunken treasure and even a wooden ships wheel. In fact, the 'Black Sapphire' is so well built it seriously looks like it could float down the river all the way into our bay! Of course no buccaneers boat would be complete without a 'plank' to walk (or jump).
Mamma LOVES a two-for-one deal, and if you have a pooch you will love this one too!
Ribbit - if you got some frog lovin' kiddos this is a great little park.
Presenting the new Braybrook Park!
What a great park! This fantastic playground in Deer Park was built back in 2011 but was way ahead of its time in terms of the 'volcano' theme and great equipment.
A bright and colourful park to add to the estate here in Woodlea! Making it a total of FOUR pretty amazing adventures to be had in this neck of the woods.
What a fantastic park!
Arrgh, let it be known that Mamma LOVES a pirate shipped themed park - and this is surely one of the best. This playground has been hidden in Coogoorah Park for quite a long time now but it really is timeless AND is named after a 1902 local shipwreck. Very cool.
Open for play this new park is a bit quirky, challenging and fun.
After a major upgrade Selwyn Park is NOW Open for play!
Look at that! Rainbow soft fall and giant towers...welcome to Frontier Park!
Well, this is a great spot Mamma couldn't wait to share with you!
It is small but don't underestimate this one
Little Green playground is a quiet neighbourhood park in a new estate
Haven Park is a brand new park in the new estate of Haven in Tarneit. It is fresh and clean with lots of lush well established green grass for picnicking, cartwheels or lounging in the sun.
Regatta Beach Playground is very different from anything in the west. The equipment is unique, the lovely cool breeze over the lake keeps it comfortable on warmer days plus the peaceful surrounds all make for a great experience for everyone.
Poppy Kettle park has the most stupendous view along the waterfront in Geelong, a lovely series of shooting fountains for great interactive water play, plus puff the magic dragon and of course that awesome slide and climbing tower.
This is a great play space.
This is a neat little park tucked out the back of Truganina and worth a visit.
You don't have to be a Bulldogs fan to play at this great playground - but deep down all us westies are fans anyway, right!
Do you need a place where you can feel relaxed as a parent while the kids explore and play? Have you got a runner? Then this playground could be a really good option.
BRAND NEW PARK ALERT! 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 in the shadow of the Bolte Bridge it has water play features, excellent sand play and some fab sliding action.
Don't expect a huge array of equipment here - there is one lovely wooden structure with climbing webs and ropes, a mammoth slide and swings but it's unique, a little quirky and overlooks a lovely tree filled valley, making it a nice spot to relax whilst the kids play.
This park is a fav for both big and little kids with a smaller bowl skate/scooter section.
What a bonus this little spot is. Set back from Werribee South Boat ramp, you can spot pelicans, collect shells, make sand castles, chat to the local fisherman and of course have a play on Freddie the green sea dragon!
This once tired playground has just recently has a fantastic make over!
This new play space has a good blend of modern play equipment and nature based elements to it. Say hello to the large stripy snake near the sandpit, it is a very nice draw card to the park, kiddos can climb onto his back, give him a hug or jump off the tail!
Beautiful. Plain and simple there really is no other word to describe this quaint playground in a prime location. Slides, swings, sailboat, swans, sea and serenity. Walking along The Strand is the perfect way to watch the day take shape over Melbourne whilst the kids play.Beautiful.
Mamma says Stop! ... and let the dulcet tones of gentle ocean waves wash your worries away. Your kids are guaranteed to enjoy exploring this picture perfect location. A 5-star playground on all accounts.
Bring your bikes, trikes, scooters, skates, skateboards, basketball, frisby and table tennis paddles and ball to this gem of a park. With plenty of space to move your kids (and you!) are bound to leave this place happily exhausted.
Trust Mamma when she says head over to this little gem in Market Street. Sunny and bright with a perfectly positioned park bench for you to sit and smile as your troops enjoy the seesaw, swings and surroundings.
Are you and the family looking for a new adventure? The Big Red Dragon is a novelty and with ample swings and great surroundings, it makes for a nice family outing. Mamma says the native birds, geese and wildlife across the way were a lovely surprise too.
This is one of Mamma's favourite parks in the West.
With a creek running through its heart, a good playground at the north west corner, picturesque walking tracks, circuit training stations, a BMX track and free tennis courts at the south end, Cruickshank Park has something for everyone.
Have you ever wanted to ride on a giant grasshopper? Or take a spin on a spaceship? In this lovely quiet pocket of Kingsville you can do both! Mamma and the fam love this bright, colourful and unique playground.
Stroll around the corner from Yarraville Village and enjoy this bright and inviting little spot. It's always buzzing with people, with plenty of climbing, swinging and sliding options to keep your kiddos entertained.
Harris Reserve is always busy with friendly locals so if you're in need of some Big People conversation while your Little People explore, Mamma says this is a great option.
Over December the brand new Pop Up Park will be activated with a series of free locally distinctive pop-up activities and events catering for the young and the young at heart
Canopied by lovely trees, there is some serious adventures to be had here. This playground is one of the last bastions of the wooden playgrounds in the area. Mamma's crew can't decide which of the five slides is the best. Can yours?!
You and your Little People will be delighted by Ducrow Reserve with its nice open space perfect for running around and great play equipment. The big trees providing shade on the eastern border make this a lovely spot to visit in the mornings.
This once tired playground has just recently has a fantastic make over!
This colourful oasis in Yarraville Village is decked out with bluestone paving, park seating, green grass and lovely trees. Kick back to watch the wonderful Westie world go by. Bliss.
With two different sized playgrounds, you will be glad you dropped by. Newport Lakes is literally a stones throw away, making this the perfect playground to commence a true Westie adventure.
Ships ahoy! This bustling playground in Williamstown's historic heart is a fantastic vantage point to spot the cargo ships gliding in and out of the bay as well as some great play equipment.