We stumbled with this playground after visiting Darwin Chinese Memorial Cemetery. Located hidden amongst big tree, this playground looked very shady. I chose to park myself on a picnic table not far from the playground, while my two children dashed to try the play equipment. While watching them, I tried to find out the story behind the unusual street name where this playground is located.
Gothenburg Cres is named after the SS Gothenburg, a steamship operated along the British and then later the Australian coastlines. In February 1875, she left Darwin, en route to Adelaide when she encountered a cyclone-strength storm off the north Queensland coast.
(Picture taken from Wikipedia)
Back to this playground that located just behind the cricket oval, Dinah Beach Oval, it offers play equipment for both the little ones and big children. Swings, slippery slides and climbing frames are some of the equipment provided here.
You can take a public bus to reach this playground or ride your bike as there's a nice bike path around. There is a public toilet on the other side of the oval, plenty of street parking and a grassy area to run around. Please notice that there is no drinking water fountain nearby, so don't forget to grab a bottle of water before heading to this playground. Watch your children closely while playing here as this playground is not fenced.