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Published June 17th 2012
Nestled in an industrial corner of the city, the playground at Colmslie Beach Reserve is a hidden gem. The fixtures are tired and faded, but look beyond the aesthetics and you'll discover that this playpark has all the right ingredients for a fantastic afternoon.
There is an excellent assault course, perfect for toddlers. As the wobbly bridges are only a few centimeters off the ground, parents can relax whilst little ones adventure, without having to worry about big falls.
Young children will have fun playing on the huge bright fish installation where they can climb into a sandpit in its mouth and slide down its back. There is also a shipwreck with musical pedals and an octopus cave to run around.
Older children will enjoy the flying fox or driving remote controlled cars along the undulating paved tracks. Close to the airport, you can spot low flying planes.
Never crowded, with plenty of parking, picnic tables and toilets, Colmslie park is an easy place to come for a stress-free family outing. Come in Spring to enjoy a picnic amongst the purple flowering Jacaranda trees. If you make the trip on a Sunday morning, why not stop off at the nearby Earth and Sun Farmer's market on the way to pick up provisions?
This is one of our favorite parks too. Our 3 y o loves running up and down the little hills, the musical ship and the little bridges and balance beams. I tried the flying fox the last time we were there which was a hoot!!