Turning off the old Hume Highway (now Wodonga Place) into Australia Park, you'd be forgiven for missing Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace altogether. Look out for an impossibly narrow opening in the greenery on your left and navigate your way over the single car bridge and into the carpark.
It's worth the hunt because once you turn off the engine in one of the shady car spaces, you'll realise that you've just discovered Albury's best playground.
For us parents there is the peace of mind of a mostly shady and fully fenced play area where even the BBQ and toilet facilities are on the outside of the fence to prevent curious little fingers getting burned or stuck in plug holes.
For the kids there is a massive, exciting world of climbing, running, jumping and imagination.
There are rope, chain and solid steel climbing ladders; steps, rungs and ramps to get them up the castle-like structures.
Rope climbing: not your usual dome
After a brief shriek over the edge of the ramparts, there are several slides, fireman poles (with or without circular steps to help them out) to get them back down again.
For those who like perpetual motion there are see-saws, regular swings and a multi-directional swing.
See saw for several kids at once
For the real thrill-seekers, it's a pleasure in an age of increasing litigation to find a local council which is willing to install a 30m flying fox for the kids to squeal their way down. (Yes, Mum and Dad can have a go too - but beware the tendency to bottom out at the end!).
Sheltered sandpit for a bit of quiet time
To stimulate the imagination there are plenty of knobs and dials to spin, musical faces to play and a sandpit to create sculptural masterpieces in.
Have a bash at the musical face
Plan to stay a while as your biggest battle will be extracting the kids at the end of their play. There are plenty of seats and water fountains scattered around the play area for refreshment and rest.
A sheltered picnic area is also available within the fence if lunch time comes and goes without any sign of surrender from the kids.