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Bannister Creek Nature Playground

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Published August 25th 2014
Bring kids back to nature
A newly built playground located along the banks of Bannister Creek in Iveston Street, Parkwood is bound to spark the imagination of children who just can't wait to get their hands dirty and go climbing on its nature inspired structures.

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Bannister Creek Playground


As you head towards the park, you will notice a lack of car parking. This park is created for local use, but you can safely pull up on the kerb on some of the side roads. If you live close enough you can walk or ride your bike down to the park.

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A stumpy balancing path


There are a range of activities that the children can do while they are there. Kids love the net climb where they can scramble up to the top and flip themselves over to descend down the other side.

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Fun on the net climb and round swing


The round swing is also a hit with kids who enjoy sitting on this with their friends and getting someone older to push them round and round. When we were there, parents of younger children put all their kids onto the swing and pushed them around. Their laughter and squeals of delight could be heard throughout the playground.

Flying foxes seem to be rising in popularity in local playgrounds and there is one here too. The few times that we have been here, there have always been a line of kids waiting patiently for their turn on this fun ride.

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Ride on the flying fox


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Hang around on the monkey bars


A moderately difficult monkey bar path will challenge the older children as the bars are quite high off the ground and the rungs are quite far apart.

For the younger children there are areas in the sandpit where there are turtle shaped mounds that they can crawl over and around.

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Climbing turtles


For the smaller kids, there are pits dug into some of the rocks where more creative children can make bush magic by mixing in sand, rocks, leaves and water and sprinkling it around.

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Create some bush magic


Close to the entrance of the park is a big tree. The bigger kids are happy to have a go at climbing this. The view from the top must be good.

Bannister Creek runs alongside the playground and ducks and other animals can be seen swimming in its shallow waters. There is also a paved walk path that meanders it way along the creek.

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Test your balance


It is a small park, and facilities are limited. There is a lack of car parking and there are no toilets, but there is a water fountain, water bowls for dogs and bike racks. It is made mostly for locals but if you're around the area, pop in to have a look.
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Why? Get the kids back to nature
When: On a nice sunny day
Where: Parkwood
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Kids love this park, but the drawback is that there is no place to park your car, no toilet facilities and no picnic spot.
by nathado (score: 0|2) 1656 days ago
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