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Roy Dore Reserve Playground

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by Vicky (subscribe)
Thrift, film and fun. Creator of I Love To Op Shop and co-creator of Women Who Netflix
Published January 26th 2013
Dare you enter pirate territory?
Another sunny day and another trip to a local park with my son.

Roy Dore Reserve
Carrum Pirate Park

This park was redone in 2012 and it's another well thought out park packed with variety.

The main draw to the park though is its huge wooden pirate themed ship, perfect for pirate themed parties and hours of pretend play. I love the mermaid at the front.

Roy Dore Reserve
Carrum Pirate Park

There are steps to the top, rope ladders, a metal ladder and a climbing wall. The boat also features sensory activities inside, racing slides, a captain's wheel and a rope bridge which does slow down the smaller one's sometimes.

Roy Dore Reserve
Land Lovers Beware!!

I forget to take too many pictures of the other features but the playground also has two sets of swings, a sandpit area with digger where the canons from the ships big guns can be found, a birds nest or basket swing, a roundabout, and a smaller wooden play structure for younger children who may be a bit fearful of the ship. There is also a surfboard to practise your balance on.

There is also a BBQ area, a few picnic tables and a water fountain.

New toilet facilities have also just been placed closer to the park.

The park is part of a larger reserve that has a couple of football and cricket pitches, six tennis courts and also has a tennis rebound wall. It's a great open space and there is an area for off leash dog walking but not at the play park itself.

There is also a small selection of adult gym equipment.

The park is nicely shaded, well maintained and not close to any busy roads. It is about a 5-10 minute walk from Carrum train station on the Frankston line for anyone heading there by train.
There is a reasonable amount of car parking but I've never been here when a cricket or football match has been on.

Roy Dore Reserve
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Why? Fun for the family
Where: Roy Dore Reserve, Carrum
Cost: Free
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Great park, with lots of shade and fun for the kids
by beeja (score: 0|2) 2407 days ago
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