Two of the three playgrounds at Croydon Park have now been replaced with one brand new playground next to the skate ramps. Fabulous for all ages and partly covered.
All the Sports and Recreation You Need in One Place
Croydon Park is 10.7 hectares of wide open space in the heart of Croydon, between Mt Dandenong Road and Hewish Road, backing onto the Main Street. Initially part of the estates of J. Kerr and T. McIlrath, it was acquired for use as parkland by the Shire of Lillydale in 1937.
Local residents enjoying the open space
Farmers Market On the second Saturday of each month from 8am - 1pm, Croydon Park plays host to the Croydon Farmers Market, where you can wander underneath the towering shady trees, grab a coffee and purchase quality locally grown and made produce and gifts.
The kids are sure to find one they like with no fewer than THREE playgrounds scattered about the place.
A great all-ages playground with bbq facilities in the northeast corner of the park
The playground closest to the pool, at the north-east corner, is the best all-ages playground, with big kid/little kid slides and plenty of climbing apparatus.
Great for toddlers and next to the Farmers' Market
If you're looking for somewhere that's safe for toddlers the fenced-in playground in the Northwest of the park is your best option. With broad easy steps up to the slides and a cubby house at ground level, it's also right next to the Farmers' Market so you can enjoy your coffee in peace and let the littlies run off some jumping beans.
Bring a picnic or fire up the barbecue
The playground is part of the Rotary Circle and Playground, presented to the Maroondah City Council by the Rotary Club of Croydon to commemorate twenty-five years of service.
If you'd like to stay for lunch, take a seat at one of the picnic tables in the Circle and fire up the barbecue.
Suitable for older kids and due for refurbishment in the near future
The third playground, closest to the skate park, is good for older kids, but is a little tired and in need of an update. Fortunately, Maroondah City Council has set aside significant funds to redevelop this whole section in the near future.
Sports and Recreation
Croydon Park continues to be a thriving sports and recreation hub with a long history. Home to the Croydon Cricket Club (formed in 1886) and Croydon Tennis Club (established in 1907), it also boasts a heated outdoor pool (open November - April, entry $5.20 for adults, $3.60 concession and children under 16, kids under 5 are free), a skate park and walking tracks, which form a section of the Taralla Creek Trail.
"Y Space", Croydon Skate Park welcomes kids on scooters and teenagers on skateboards alike
Public toilets can be found behind the Cricket Club pavilion and ample parking is available both on the surrounding streets and behind the Main Street shops.
Take a stroll down the Tarralla Creek Trail which runs through the Park