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Monash Playground

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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published October 14th 2015
Who doesn't love free kids entertainment?
Every family loves to have fun and entertain the kids, but without a hefty price tag. The local park has all the answers with fun and free entertainment and you can also take your bikes, a ball and a picnic to make your stay longer. All free.

Monash Playground is in a suburb 20 minutes south of the CBD with views up to the Brindabella Mountains. Like other places in Canberra, it has numerous local parks to discover, some better (and newer) than others.

Our family became regulars of this little park last Summer, however we had forgotten its charm over the winter months. Now Spring has arrived, it is time for to get back out to the favourite local parks and enjoy them again.

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Monash playground, Alabaster street.


This local park is larger than average and there is a good variety of things to play on. Our daughter is aged four, so we have been searching for the parks with longer slides and more complicated play equipment for her to play on.

The main part of the park has a swinging bridge, metal slide, spiral climbing apparatus to figure out and a number of different ways to get up and down.

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The slide has a big drop off the bottom.


Parts of this playground is in the shade which is ideal as the weather hots up. There is also a zip platform and swinging balls to step on, from one to another.



It also has swings to "reach to the mountains"!



There is a bubbler for water, but no toilet facilities. Tuggeranong Hyperdome and Town Centre is a five minute drive away if your kids can wait that long.

The park is situated behind Monash Primary School in a quiet suburban street. It is still and quiet except for the birdlife and the occasional lawn mower, so it is a peaceful location for a quiet play. If the kids are energetic there is also a reserve to run out onto and cricket nets to use if they are Australia's next cricket star.

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...or just sit under a shady tree with a picnic.

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Why? Enjoy going to your local park this weekend.
Where: Alabaster Street, Monash, Canberra
Cost: Free!
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