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Published September 1st 2015
Do your kids love Fire Engines?
In Tuggeranong, just like all areas, the local playground is a handy place to explore with your young ones. There are the larger parks in the city if you feel like a drive, or if you are close to Kambah Adventure Playground or Fadden Pines then you can enjoy the larger playgrounds that Tuggeranong has to offer.
However it is often the smaller parks in quieter areas that kids enjoy just as much. In Bonython there are two with fire engines - and who doesn't love a fire engine to play on!
Trevor Kaine Community Park is in the newer area of Bonython. It has the fire engine, swings, slippery dip, climbing frame (for much older kids), half sized basketball court and shaded picnic area with BBQ's. There are no toilet facilities.
The only downfall of this playground is the lack of shade in Summer. There is a cool and shaded BBQ area, however the playground itself has no sun sail and the area can get quite hot in the middle of the day. We find that this playground is best enjoyed in the cooler months or earlier in the day in Summer.
Trevor Kaine was a former member for Brindabella who served in the ACT's first Legislative Assembly and became the second chief minister. This Community Park named after him is only minutes from Tuggeranong Hyperdome Shopping Centre, however it is always quiet when we visit as it is tucked away in a side street.
It is also just down the road from Pine Island Reserve where there is another playground and BBQ area (with toilet facilities) to enjoy by the Murrumbidgee River.
Pine Island BBQ area and playground, minutes from Bonython.
If your kids enjoyed the fire engine, there is also another local park tucked away in Bonython which has its own fire engine. At the end of Morice Place, a few minutes drive away, there is a smaller park with a smaller fire engine. Our daughter (aged four) also enjoys this park and her happy, high-pitched "ee-aw, ee-aw, ee-aw" can be heard in various parts of Bonython.
There is also a bench for a rest for Mum and Dad - ear plugs are BYO.