Please note: This park and pirate ship is currently closed and not reopening again until July.
Both little ones and bigger kiddos will love exploring the 'life sized' pirate ship at Riverside Park. Mamma says the attention to detail is very cool - check out the 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! The playground extras on the ship are fab too with slides, climbing ropes, tunnels and 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 sandpit - buckets and spades are a must for treasure huntin' me hearties!
Mamma's special mention: While you're in the hood, why not head to Poynton's Nursery for some greenery and a cuppa.
the nitty gritty
118 The Boulevard, Aberfeldie
bbq's - park benches - lots of free parking - picnic tables - pram access - public toilets - lots of shade - shelters.