New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Published February 6th 2016
Little toddler playground for little tykes
While driving along Cotter road in Weston Creek, our eagle-eyed daughter spotted a playground high on the hill above the highway. When we drove up to have a look, we discovered a new and modern toddler playground on McConchie Circuit, part of the new development at Weston Creek (11km's south west of the CBD). This playground has five simple playground toys to play on - not a lot for older kids, however perfect for toddlers. It is an unusual playground with no slide, no sunsail and only one car space, however if you lived locally it would be a good little playground for them to safely explore.
Small playground with views over to the National Arboretum
One thing this playground has in abundance in views. Set high on a hill it has stunning views over to the National Arboretum, Telstra Tower and over the suburb of Wright. With the new suburb of Coombs being constructed in the distance, it is a good location to see how this area has been developed. The playground also has soft-fall bark on the ground and is fenced on three sides, with Mc Conchie Circuit a quiet street nearby.
As well as the little play area, there is also exercise equipment for the kids to play on and for adults to work out on (if you can figure out how!) These exercise stations are becoming increasingly popular in newer parks and look impressive to use, so carers can also add a pull-up or crunch into playtime at this park - if you have the energy!
If you live in the area or are just visiting, keep this new little park in mind for some toddler fun this weekend. See here for a Google map of Mc Conchie Circuit.
If you are in Weston Creek and looking for playgrounds, see another article here with larger playgrounds to enjoy. Also only a few minutes drive away is the new suburb of Wright which has some excellent new playgrounds - the best toddler playground would be at Wright Park, on the corner of Max Jacobs Avenue and Serventy Street. It has a red fire engine that young kids love to climb over and slide down (see photo below). Wherever you go, enjoy the wonder and excitement of discovering a new park with your kids this weekend.
Wright Park fire engine, on the corner of Max Jacobs Avenue and Serventy Street.