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Glen Park Community Play Space

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Published December 16th 2013
Playground, Cafe, Art Trail and Garden
The Glen Park Community Reserve is home to the Glen Park Community Play Space, Community Centre and Cafe, Sensory Art Walk and the Glen Park Oaks Community Garden.

Glen Park Community Play Space
Glen Park Reserve: A Community Play Space and so much more

Situated on quiet, leafy Glen Park Road in Bayswater North, there are two car parks. The first car park will give you easy access to the community centre, cafe and garden. The second car park is closest to the playground.

The Dandenong Creek Trail will also bring you out closest to the cafe if you want to cycle or walk.

Glen Park Community Play Space

Opened in March 2011, the Play Space has plenty of room to run and play in a lush bush setting. There are activities for all ages, including a specially designed toddler area and climbing frames and swings for the older kids.

Glen Park Community Play Space
Slides for the littlies

Glen Park Community Play Space
Teacup ride, anyone?

Glen Park Community Play Space
Give the bongo drums a bash

Glen Park Community Play Space
Whizzy dizzies

Glen Park Community Play Space
Rotating swings

Glen Park Community Play Space
Circular swing

Glen Park Community Play Space
Extensive ropes course and rock climbing wall for the older kids

Glen Park Community Play Space
6 metre high rope pyramid

It can be hard to find a chance to exercise when you have kids, so take advantage of the outdoor gym equipment which is right next to the Play Space.

Glen Park Community Play Space
Play time for Mum and Dad

Community Centre and Cafe

Grab a bite to eat at the Cafe, open 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday (closed on Saturday and Sunday). Check availability ahead of time in summer as the cafe may close from mid-December until mid-January.

The Community Centre also offers courses and workshops, a volunteer program, facility hire and runs the Community Garden just across the car park.

Glen Park Community Centre Cafe
Glen Park Community Cafe

Glen Park Oaks Community Garden

The Community Garden is open to all and is maintained by volunteers. For more information about the Centre, contact the office by phone on 03 9720 5097 or via email on

To join the Glen Park Gardening Club, enquire at the Maroondah City Council or contact 03 9298 4598."

Glen Park Oaks Community Garden
Immaculately maintained by volunteers

Glen Park Sensory Art Trail

As you move around the Reserve, keep an eye out for seemingly random art. Part of the Sensory Art Trail it encompasses decorative bollards, murals, picnic tables and park benches.

Glen Park Sensory Art Walk
Arty park benches

Glen Park Sensory Art Walk
Flashy bollards

Glen Park Sensory Art Walk
Fancy murals
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Why? Outdoor play spaces for the whole family, including art, playground, garden and cafe
When: When you want to combine your outdoor adventuring with some coffee, art and gardening
Phone: Community Centre: 03 9720 5097
Where: Glen Park Road, Bayswater North, Victoria
Cost: Free entry
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