NEW riverside 'pirate ship' park, aberfeldie

This has always been one of Mamma's favourite parks and now it has just had a fantastic upgrade and is open for P.L.A.Y!

The new inclusions of swings, climbing frame, a fantastic BBQ and shelter areas, new seating and a new slide slide too plus lots of new plants and trees planted around the park.

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).

The park itself is right on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and somewhere you will want to spend extra time, its always busy with families picnicking and enjoying this very special place. Get on board me hearties. The black sapphire ship is sitting in a huge freshly dumped sandpit - so buckets and spades are a must for treasure huntin' me hearties!

Mamma's special mention: The official re-opening event will be on Thursday, February 8 at 10 AM - 12:30 PM there’ll be activities and games, coffee courtesy of Nelson Alexander, fruit from LaManna and of course pirate entertainment.

Pack lunch and a picnic rug for this free community event, and don’t forget to dress up for the pirate parade!

For their official Facebook event click here

the nitty gritty

bbq's - park benches - lots of free parking - picnic tables - pram access - public toilets - lots of shade - shelters.