In the heart of Gungahlin, there's a lot of concrete and high rise but the 2019 revamp of the Gungahlin Place Park has provided an inviting green space in the middle of the shopping district.
The park has a soft-fall surfaces to keep kids safe, a birds nest style swing, talking tubes, a drum kit and totem poles, a 'spider web' climbing frame and a rocking horse. The park is also home to a nature play space. This includes a rain garden and dry creek bed for kids to explore and logs and rocks to encourage them to climb, balance and jump.
As well as the play area, Gungahlin Place Park is home to a small dining area and there are plenty of nearby restaurants to pick up some food for a picnic lunch. While there are no toilet facilities in the park, the nearby shopping mall has them.
The main play area has a large shade sail although some parts of the park can get very hot in the summertime. The park is definitely suitable for younger kids but the small size and lack of challenging equipment would bore older kids and teens quickly. (For older kids, the nearby Yerrabi Pond District Park and Skate Park is much larger and has a range of equipment for a wider age group.)
Gungahlin Place Park is within a short walk of Gungahlin's bus and tram stops and easily accessible from the nearby shops. While this isn't the biggest park in Canberra, the handy location and pleasant landscaping make it worth a stop if you're in Gungahlin's city centre with young children.