Here’s a post from a new blog contributor, Melanie Cross. Melanie lives in Kings Park with her husband, three and a half year old daughter and almost two year old son and loves to read, write and tire out the kids at the park!
Booralee Park Playground
Cnr Daniel & Bay Streets, Botany
We had our first family trip to Booralee Park for a get together with old friends on a sunny winter afternoon. As well as our almost two year old and three and a half year old there were children up to teenagers and a number of adults in our party.
This is a perfect park for a group gathering with loads of open space, football fields, cricket pitches and nets for ball games as well as 2 play areas for kids. It also has plenty of shade from trees, some benches and BBQs.
The larger play area is covered by shade cloths and features swings, climbing frames, slides, seesaws and a ship on springs that the kids can climb into and rock to pretend they are on the ocean amongst other attractions.
It is also surrounded by a small bike lane with road markings and street signs and has some activities in the spongy flooring like hopscotch. This play area is great for the older kids but pre-schoolers need close supervision due to the risk of falls from high climbing frames and the road a few metres behind.
The smaller play area is ideal for the under 5s, it has swings, a small slide and climbing area and is completely fenced, a big relief if like us you have two or more little adventurers!
Toilets/Baby change: Yes, clean public toilets and baby change in the disabled toilet
Nearest takeaway coffee: No café near the play areas but in the three hours we were there the ice cream van came twice with tea and coffee facilities, I’m reliably informed there is also a good café just one block away
Enclosed: The toddler play area is enclosed, the rest of the park is open
Shade: Trees and shade cloths over the larger play area
Mum’s report: Lots to tire out the kids and keep them happy!
Parking: Loads of street parking available in streets by park
Extra: very close to Botany Aquatic Centre which is on the corner of Myrtle Street and Jasmine Street in Botany. Open from October to April. Botany Aquatic Centre website here.
Sounds like a great place to have a picnic, thank you Melanie!
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