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Barwon Heads Village Park

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by KJ (subscribe)
Published June 2nd 2016
A popular park that's undergone a recent transformation

Barwon Heads Village Park (also known as the 'Pirate Park') has been a favourite for many years and is now even better. A recent upgrade was completed in December 2015, and the new and improved park officially opened earlier this year.

While the colourful totem figures remain, the maze and old pirate ship have been removed and replaced by two separate pirate ships, plus a range of new and exciting play equipment.

There is a large rope 'spiderweb' climbing structure, swings, slides, a circular 'saucer' swing, seesaw, spica playground spinners, bouncers, and a very popular double flying fox.

Barwon Heads Village Park, Pirate Park, Swing, flying fox
The saucer swing, with the double flying fox in the background.

Barwon Heads Village Park, Flying Fox
The new double flying fox

At the back of the playground, there is a picnic area with a set of two new barbecues and picnic tables. This area is undercover, providing shelter and shade to enjoy a picnic lunch.

There is even a hammock, to lay back and relax.

Facilities include a new toilet block, drinking fountains, rubbish bins and dog waste bags.

Barwon Heads Village Park, Pirate Park, Public Toilet
The public toilet block

Barwon Heads Village Park, Pirate Park, Rubbish bins
There are rubbish bins and dog waste bags provided

The playground is away from the road and hidden behind trees, so the traffic noise is minimal. There is also a fantastic walking track through the Moonah tree forest just a short distance away, as well as the popular Barwon Heads skate park.

Barwon Heads Village Park, Moonah tree forest
Moonah Tree Forest is located behind the playground

The park can get very busy on weekends and during school holidays, however weekday mornings are a good time to visit, if you have small children and want to visit when it's not as crowded.

Dogs are permitted in the area, however they'll need to be kept on a lead within 10 metres of the playground and picnic areas.

Barwon Heads Village Park, Pirate Park, Signpost, Rules
Park guidelines are signposted near the toilet block

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Why? To enjoy a picnic lunch while the kids enjoy the playground
When: Any time
Where: Sheepwash road, Barwon Heads, VIC
Cost: Free
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