Elliminyt Recreation Reserve and Playground, Colac

Elliminyt Recreation Reserve and Playground, Colac


Posted 2017-10-09 by KJfollow

Located on Main Road on the southern side of Colac, Elliminyt Recreation Reserve is a recreation area that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Set off the main road, it includes a wide range of facilities, including:
  • A playground for children of all ages
  • Picnic shelters and public barbecues
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking tracks
  • Sports oval; and
  • Public toilets

  • The barbecue area is well-maintained and features two electric barbecues, drinking fountain (including a water tray for dogs), tap, undercover picnic tables, and a bicycle parking rack. There is also another picnic shelter further back, behind the playground.

    If you need some picnic supplies, Elliminyt Mini Mart is located just 750 metres away at 169 Main St, Elliminyt (in the direction of Colac). Otherwise, the larger supermarkets in Colac are about a 5-minute drive away.

    The playground is another great feature of the reserve. It's modern and set over pine bark. The front of the playground has a boat design (complete with figurehead) and extends back with a great range of equipment, including:

  • Sandpit with equipment, such as a bucket on a rope with a pulley system
  • Swingset with toddler and standard swings
  • Basket Swing
  • Rope climbing structures
  • Slides
  • Climbing Walls
  • Flying Fox
  • Monkey Bars
  • Bouncer and Bouncy See-Saw; and
  • Fireman's Poles

  • As well as catering for recreational users, the reserve is also home to a number of sporting teams, such as the Colac Cycling Club, Elliminyt tennis Club, and the South Colac Sports Club.

    Throughout the reserve, there are walking tracks and a number of native garden beds, which make it an attractive place to take the dog for a walk or go for a run.

    At the entrance to the reserve, there are two monuments dedicated to local sporting identities, Ted Taylor Snr, and James Lewis (Lew) Ballagh:

    Overall, it's a nice reserve with a great playground. Perfect for people heading to (or from) the Otways, who are looking for a place to stop, have some lunch and get some fresh air.

    [U]Extra Information:[/U]

    Rubbish bins: Yes

    Toilets: Yes - public toilets are located near the sports oval.

    Water Fountains: Yes

    Fenced? The reserve isn't fenced and is next to the main road, however, the playground is set back from the road.

    Shade/Shelter: The picnic tables are undercover, however, there is no shade over the playground.

    Parking: Yes, there is free parking available inside the reserve.

    Facilities for Dogs: Dog Waste Bags supplied. There is also a tap with a water tray for dogs and off-leash areas.

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