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Where is The Best Playground in SE Melbourne?

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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
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Published March 15th 2014
Best melbourne playgrounds
What makes a good playground for you? I have small children, so toilets on site is high on my list of what makes a great playground. I don't have pets, so I confess that the off-leash factor didn't have much weight on my criteria.

Here's a map of my Top 20 Playgrounds in SE Melbourne; updates will change live. Some locations include comments on features in the information section (click park name on map). The "toilets" icon indicates the playgrounds with toilets onsite; you can see just how important this is to me!

Yarn bombing tree, wikipedia
Image credit: wikipedia; user "Shrewdcat"
Allnut Park is an amazing gem, and so much more than a playground. Here's where you got a bonus on my list, you pet-lovers! Some great off-leash areas nearby, paths, toilets, two rotundas, shaded seating and barbecues; a very popular place for parties.

The play structures at this playground truly provide a range for most ages; there's a bike path and basketball hoop if you've got older kids or a wide age gap between kids or guests. The trees were even in on the fun when I was here last; they had been "yarn-bombed" and reportedly have been on and off over the last few years. I find it so quirky and fun!

Here are some helpful reviews from WeekendNotes:

Bicentennial Park Playground Review

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Halley Park and Playground Review

Karkarook Park & Lake Review

Kingston Heath Reserve Review

Murrumbeena Playground Review

Peter Scullin Reserve (Mordialloc) Review

St Kilda Adventure Playground Review

Tatterson Park & Playground Review
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Allnut Park Playground

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So where's your favourite park or playground? Share your answer at the top of this article, and have a gander at some others' views: WeekendNotes Playground Articles
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