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Published August 18th 2016
A Great Big Park in Bentleigh
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Hodgson Reserve, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, Victoria 3204


Hodgson Reserve AKA Bentleigh Reserve (and AKA Higgins Road) Park is one of the great expanses within Bentleigh. Whatever name it is known by, it is a fantastic park to call by.

With so much to do, knowing where to start can be a bit tricky.
At the top of the hill, there is much on offer with an activity zone ....

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A great first port of call for a warm up to fun and play.


and then a gazebo, some rocking toys, and a big patch of grass to master those handstands you've been working on for a while.

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A wider view of the upper playground.


Best of all though, there is a classic Snakes and Ladders mat on offer for mums and dads keen to teach the next generation how to play the classic game ...

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A great chance to have a go at a real life board game.


and all this set on a pretty backdrop of the park's lower level and broad expanse before you.

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The view across the lower park from above.


Speaking on, while the top tier of the park is great, so too is the lower level, with a wide open field, shady trees to sit under on a sunny Melbourne day.

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The field and trees are beautiful to be by on a sunny day.


Best of all, there is a unique playground too - so though the lower level of the park also features another playground further along the field - for those who've a young guy or girl perhaps 'so over' the same slide or swing, this may become the next favourite destination for afternoon and weekend fun.

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The very conceptual but cool playground.


All up, whatever name you call it and whatever fun you seek out there, Hodgson Reserve is sure to be an outing well spent. This is especially so with a number of other parks in Bentleigh also closeby, and the Centre Rd shopping strip just 1 block away holding some great cafes and eateries to address breakfast or lunch.

Hodgson Reserve: a brilliant park for a great day out in Bentleigh.
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Why? A Great Big Park in Bentleigh
When: Daytime
Phone: None
Where: Higgins Road, Bentleigh, Victoria 3204
Cost: free
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