Playgrounds in suburbia are almost a dime a dozen, but this one is the full dollar. It had been a small almost unused playground for many years, until a young local mother, Julie McDonald, had the vision to turn the run-down area into an exciting place for kids to play.
It is just inside the entrance to the Montrose Recreation Oval, with off road parking.
With the support of the Yarra Ranges Shire Council, her vision became a reality, with funding from state and local government. Financial support also came from the local community in the form of purchasing pickets for fences, which have their names on the pickets.
It boasts a myriad of different items for the kids to sit on, swing on, slide on, climb on or just look on. It is a very safe area as there are no hard surfaces so any falls will be on soft spongy surfaces.
The area is well equipped with facilities. There are BBQs and picnic tables and a toilet block is just across the oval entrance road. Many seats are situated around the play area, so parents can sit and watch their charges charging all over the place trying to utilise every piece of equipment at the same time.