Braeside Park, located between Melbourne's South East suburbs of Mordialloc and Keysborough, is a large environmental area extending out to 295 hectares, filled with native flora and fauna.
Braeside's park and recreational land has much to offer, including picnic areas with free electric barbeques to use, a bird hide, a community garden, bike and walking tracks. However, it is the secluded, hidden gem of a playground, surrounded by gum trees, wetlands and woodland, which will attract families.
The children loved exploring the playground's large wooden structure, with a metal tunnel slide, climbing net, monkey rings, a see-saw, smaller slides and plenty of space to run around.
My friends and I really appreciated the park's shaded spots, and enjoyed the serenity of a playground surrounded by nature.
Braeside Park playground is best reached by car; the main entrance can be found off Lower Dandenong Road. (Melway ref: 88 D8). There is also another entrance in Governor Rd. (Melway Ref: 93 F1). Make your way through to the far car park (car park number 6 or 7), which is closest to the playground.
Car parks inside the park open at 8.30am, in winter they close at 5pm, in spring at 6pm, and during daylight saving hours, right up till 8pm.
Bring a picnic, meet up with friends, and hide yourself away for a day.
Worth noting, dogs are not permitted within the park's grounds to protect its native flora and fauna.)