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Jones Park Playground

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by Melody Clifford (subscribe)
is a girl-about-town and general, adventurous, know-it-all.
Published November 11th 2011
Jones Park Playground #1
Ladybug rocker at the Jones Park Playground

The Jones Park playground is located at the Nicholson Street end of Jones Park in Brunswick. Tucked away in a quiet corner, the playground overlooks a pretty, reed-edged pond where ducks swim and loud, croaking frogs can be heard.

The playground has a pergola, nicely shaded with floral creepers. There are clean electric barbecue facilities and plenty of bench seating, making the Jones Park playground an ideal place for a weekend picnic lunch or a venue at which to host children's birthday parties.

Like Harmony Park in Coburg, this playground has some in-built musical experiences. There's a large metal turtle which clangs and clinks as each of its pedal flippers are stomped upon. There is also a collection of tall, coloured, mushrooms, each with its own flat drumstick and unique tone to sounds out when struck.

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A musical mushroom

The playground has a shade covered sandpit so that children can construct castles or spend time operating the twin mechanical diggers. A timber climbing frame provides adventure. There are swings, slide, a spinner, rope tower and rocker in the shape of a ladybug as well.

The playground is surfaced with spongy rubber tiles, making it particularly safe for excited kids who tend to run and fall. Surrounded by plenty of wide green space, the Jones Park playground has enough room for football, soccer or kite flying to become part of the activities during your visit. The Jones Park playground has a water fountain for drinks and also a tap so that you can give cooking utensils a quick rinse after using the barbeque.

Jones Park Playground #3
A musical turtle

The playground is close to CERES environment park so can make a lovely addition to a Saturday or Sunday morning out where you've taken the kids to the organic market, stopped for a bite to eat at the CERES cafe and then visited the playground for a play.

The best parking location for the playground is available in Harrison Street. It's also possible to walk to the playground from the end-of-the-line Number 96 tram stop on Blyth Street or from the Number 1 tram where Albion meets Lygon Street.

Jones Park Playground #4
The climbing structure
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Why? For some outdoor play
When: Anytime
Where: Nicholson Street, Brunswick East
Cost: Free
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