Kaye Roberts-Palmer is a local culture enthusiast and garden designer who loves all things green and groovy and getting out and about. Discover more of her ponderings at: www.bluebeegardendesign.com.au
Published May 12th 2015
Wombat Bend is a wonderful free outdoor playspace for the whole family situated in Yarra in Lower Templestowe.
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, the local community and kids had a lot of involvement in designing the park and this can be seen in the colourful painted murals and mosaic artwork. The native animal motifs of snake and wombat are dotted around the space and kids can have hours of fun searching for all the wombat images and the wombat wood sculptures provide a place for children to climb hidden amongst the vegetation.
The features of the Playspace include a maze, human sundial, amphitheatre, elevated sandpit, play equipment, lawn spaces, sounds and sensory walk and forest walk.