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The New Lillydale Lake Playground

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by Helen Thorogood (subscribe)
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Published November 8th 2017
Government spending at its best
The new Lillydale Lake Playspace opened in April 2017 and boy is it a winner!

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Kids will love the twisty tube slide.


Funded by the Yarra Ranges Council and a $1 million contribution from the State Government's Growing Suburbs Fund, the new playground is the result of consultation with local children who expressed a desire for a playground where their parents, grandparents and older siblings could play with them.

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Plenty of shade at the playspace.


As well as being designed to be an inter generational space, the playground is part of a new trend of incorporating natural elements into playgrounds as well being an all abilities playground (note that use of the Liberty Swing requires the purchase of a key from the council).

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The playground has some great equipment.


One of the most popular elements of the playground is bound to be the Splash Pad with water activities to suit all ages. Although the lovely Lillydale Lake is just a short stroll from the playground, the Splash Pad is absolutely perfect for little people to safely cool down in the summer months.

For older kids there is a giant basket swing, flying fox, several climbing structures and slides. There is also a little created creek zone where kids can enjoy nature play.

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Lillydale Lake is a playspace for all ages and abilities.


For adults or older children there is an outdoor fitness zone with high monkey bars located adjacent to the main playground. If that's not enough to tire you out, you can enjoy boating on the lake, walking or cycling around it (it is 28 ha in size) or have a game of footy or soccer with your friends and family in the ample open space around the lake.

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There are so many things you can do at Lillydale Lake


When it is time for refreshments, there are plenty of picnic tables or grassed areas to set up. There are barbeque facilities and especially on weekends, coffee vans. There are also drinking fountains and places to fill your water bottle.

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Why? Get out and enjoy a fantastic new playground.
When: Anytime
Where: Lillydale Lake
Cost: Free
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