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Published April 1st 2012
Packer Park Adventure playground in Carnegie has a Wetlands theme where you can follow the lifecycle of a frog from eggs in the pond to tadpoles and then to an adult frog along a stepping stone path.
When you look towards the playground there is a tangled mass of colourful ramps, bridges, walkways and ladders which lead in all directions. As you get closer, the spaces beside and under the ramps are full of interesting panels, tunnels, cubbies, walls, slides and other equipment to keep the kids entertained for ages.
The playground has All-abilities access including disabled parking areas and excellent wheelchair access to the equipment. There are a number of concrete paths around the playground area and oval.
On one side is a huge rope climbing frame with some flat disks in the middle which provides a great location for aerial tiggy and a giant musical boardwalk snake with bells which ring as kids stomp on them with their feet.
There are a range of facilities including rotunda, BBQs, shaded and unshaded tables, water tap, rubbish bins and toilets. There are also some delightful circular kid's tables with colourful stools. A significant part of the playground is shaded by gum trees.
The rotunda and some open space areas in the park can be reserved and are ideal for birthday parties, christenings and family get-togethers. A booking fee is payable and can be booked via the Glen Eira council Recreation Facilities Booking Officer on 9524 3333.
The park has many other facilities apart from the playground including an oval, basketball ring, tennis practice wall, synthetic surfaced velodrome (casual access is allowed when there is no training) and golf practice net.
The park does not have fences and is located next to a moderately busy road and is nearby to ponds. Given the labyrinth of equipment it is easy to lose sight of your children and therefore some vigilance is needed for younger kids.