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Burden Park

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by Marilyn (subscribe)
I am always looking for new things to experience with our family. There is so much out there and it would be great to share some of our weekend adventures.
Published July 11th 2014
Don't judge a park by its name
When we initially drove past this park, it wasn't the huge wooden play structure that caught my eye, rather it was the name of the park. Not knowing any history behind the name, I just thought of the actual meaning of the word being "burden". I thought it a little strange to call a playground something that could weigh you down. I did some research and discovered that the park was named after George Burden, who had been a councillor of the City of Springvale for 34 years. Phew! It was good to confirm that there was some history behind the name as one always associates a playground with being fun and everything positive.

Burden Park is really a wonderful adventure playground. This park will nurture your child's imagination with its huge timber castle structure. There are so many levels, nooks and crannies that the kids can enjoy a decent game of hide and seek. This park caters for all ages and all abilities and has a wide range of activities and equipment available.

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Burden Park Timber Castle


It is important to note that the park is undergoing quite a lot of redevelopment, so you will notice areas under construction and cordoned off. This park is continually improving and will be good to see the enhancements that will be made to this already well equipped playground.

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The Supa Dupa Flying Fox


The main castle structure has monkey bars, flying foxes, tyre and chain ladders, spiral slides, firemen poles, bridges and a sand pit area that has a mini digger, buckets and lots of sand. There is also a separate swing area with traditional swings and a fun tyre swing.

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Sandpit Fun


There is also a new timber picket maze structure at playground entrance and a new adventure play area that consists of a super sized flying fox, a basket swing and spinners.

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Timber Maze


There is a nature play area which is great for sensory and explorative play with rockers and logs for stepping, balancing and sitting.

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Natural Play Area


This park also has sheltered picnic areas, BBQs, toilets, ample parking, disabled access as well as a spacious open area which is good for sporting activities and ball games.

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Space Galore at Burden Park - Perfect for a great family day out.


Burden Park has so much to offer and once you are there, you definitely won't be leaving in a hurry. After the kids have been running about and you don't want the "burden" of preparing lunch or dinner, you could opt the easy way out and visit McDonalds just across the road.
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Why? To enjoy a very well equipped adventure playground
When: Anytime
Where: Corner Heatherton & Springvale Rds, Springvale South, VIC, 3171
Cost: Free
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