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From the Esplanade you will notice a white Spanish staircase, which happens to be very popular for weddings and photography, this is a great entry point to wind your way down to the playground, or perhaps try our children's style which was rolling down the steep grass hill, either way you will end up at the playground.
The playground is full of challenging obstacles for toddlers up to mid - late primary school ages. There is a spiral slide, two wave slides, three sets of swings with one being for children with special needs, climbing frames, a train, spinning circle and plenty of other equipment to keep the kids amused.
Surrounding the playground are sets of cute red and white picnic tables with pitched roofs amongst some of the lushest beach side lawn I've seen. Tall Palms, Peppercorn and Cyprus trees line the foreshore and have been there since the 1950's.
In front of the pavilion is the cement based children's pool which is fully enclosed by a glass fence. In the middle of the pool is a fountain that splashes water back into the aqua coloured water and I'm sure would be the main attraction come summertime.
For the older kids and adults the renovated 1930's sea baths will prove popular. With 8 and a half acres of sea water, a diving board, a floating island and slides complete with walkway the length of the entire semi circle.
The Bay Bollards Trail which follows the foreshore is also another tourist attraction that seems to put smiles on peoples faces. There are over 100 painted timber bollards that represent historic Geelong characters. The trail starts at the Geelong Botanic Gardens and works its way past 48 sites.
A small playground further down the bay bollard trail