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Published February 2nd 2015
A park that makes you want to play all day
My 4 year old and I needed to burn some energy. So we went to Wombat Bend Park where we could go for a walk and have somewhere to run, swing, bounce and climb.
Not only does Wombat Bend Park in Templestowe have innovative play equipment to cater for all abilities, it also boasts a walking track in Finn's Reserve. It's a great meeting place for families with young children with an undercover BBQ and picnic area. When we visited, there were groups picnicking on the grassed areas and the tempting smell of someone else's sausages teased us as they cooked.
Picnic on the grass, swings for all abilities and slides at Wombat Bend
If you're brave, try the flying fox, or perhaps you're up for a swing or slide. Bounce on the springy see saw or make music by stomping on the footbridge bells. The large sandpit has a water spout for awesome messy play (note to self, pack extra clothes next time!), and the maze welcomes the adventurous, all in a superbly landscaped native bushland setting.
Wombat Bend's mosaic art and decorative gated entrance
The decorative gated entrance sets the tone of this park which is peppered with creative constructions: painted totem poles, mosaic artworks and beautifully carved plump wombats which feel great to climb and cuddle.
Welcoming wombats, shady trees, path art, gently graded paths at Wombat Bend
With gently graded sealed paths suitable for prams and wheelchairs, the park is shaded by densely planted trees and shrubs, creating a feeling akin to a magical bush wonderland. You just feel good being at this park.