Bicentennial Park Play Space opened in June 2017 and is the biggest play area in Darwin. This play space was built just across from of the old Bicentennial Park playground. It is an innovative play space for kids of all ages with loads of great features for different ages and abilities.
The breathtaking feature of this play space is a 10 metres high custom climbing net with sky cabin at the top and slippery slide from the sky cabin to the ground. There is soft sand under the climbing net but that wasn't enough to entice me to follow my 8 years old to climb into the sky cabin. I stuck with the usual favourite playground equipment such as a slippery slide and swings.
There is a water play area at this play space which includes a big pump that will fill up a bucket and spin the spinning blades as the water runs through. There is also a lower water play area set for the little ones. Darwin weather allows you to enjoy this water play area almost all year long.
There is also a workout zone with outdoor fitness equipment. This workout zone can be used for up to 20 people at one time. Connected by a digital app, it will help guide, motivate and connect people with local trainers in the area.
Plenty of seating areas and picnic spots with shades, bike rack, drinking water fountain are some of the good features that Bicentennial Park Play Space has. The downside is this play space is not fence and very close to busy Esplanade Road. Parking is off street and costs $2.50per hour for up to 2 hours to park Monday to Friday from 8am until 5pm. There are public toilets, although they are quite a bit of a distance from the playground for little legs
This play space is a haven for locals as well as visitors, especially the oned who stay at hotels and other accommodation around The Esplanade. You can also enjoy the picturesque Darwin Esplanade before or after playing at Bicentennial Park Play Space. There is plenty to do around Bicentennial Park, such as fish feeding at Aquascene up to free guided tour along the park. This revolutionary play space in nature will let people enjoy Darwin's tropical weather, getting outside, as well as become active and healthy.