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Melbourne Playgrounds

If you need your kids to let off some steam, check out this list of the best children’s playgrounds and adventure parks dotted around Melbourne!

From large jungle gyms, to swing sets and massive slides, there are heaps of things for kids to enjoy at any of Melbourne’s Playgrounds

Melbourne Playgrounds – Best Children’s Adventure Parks CBD & Suburbs



Most of Melbourne’s Playgrounds will include slides, see saws and swings, as well as flying foxes and climbing equipment. Many playgrounds will also have shady areas where your kids can play in the outdoors, but safe from the sun.

You will find some playgrounds also have picnic tables and toilet facilities making them a great place to have a picnic with family and friends. Some playgrounds also have free BBQ facilities where you can gather in a group and enjoy a hot lunch.

Check out the list of Melbourne playgrounds below. You will find some playgrounds in and around the CBD, as well as many in the surrounding suburbs.

Albert Park

Albert Park

Albert Park, VIC

Melbourne’s pulsating Central Business District is also close by to a tranquil public park known as ‘Albert Park’ – nestled only 3km from the heart of the city. The 225 hectares of lush parkland offers...

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Fitzroy Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

Fitzroy Gardens is not only valued for their aesthetic, architectural and historic significance, but also for their unique setting and many attractions. At the Fitzroy Gardens, there is plenty to see and do. Some of the...

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Jells Park

Jells Park

Wheelers Hill, VIC

Jells Park is a natural oasis that features an array of native and exotic plants and a wide variety of wildlife. This beautiful nature park is nestled on the scenic Dandenong Creek, and the lush parkland is home to some...

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Princes Park

Princes Park

Carlton North, VIC

Princes Park is one of Melbourne’s best recreational grounds and parklands – stretching for nearly two kilometres in the suburb of Parkville and is quite close to the city CBD. For many years, Princes Park has...

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Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park

Keilor East, VIC

Melbourne’s Brimbank Park is a great family destination for weekends; located along the scenic Maribyrnong Valley. Guests will be pleased to know that this lush and leafy park is home to grassy outdoor areas, picnic...

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Carlton Gardens

Carlton, VIC

Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens were designed back in the 1880’s, with the original plans set out for the Melbourne International Exhibition held in that year. Later, the city council declared the gardens and the...

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Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy North, VIC

Edinburgh Gardens is a hugely popular park located in Fitzroy North and is a favourite spot for locals to enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the weekend. Established in 1862, the beautiful gardens have been well maintained and...

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Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens

West Melbourne, VIC

Flagstaff Gardens is another popular park in Melbourne. As one of the oldest parks in the CBD, these beautifully maintained gardens have been a part of Melbourne since its establishment in 1862. As Flagstaff Gardens is...

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Elwood Beach

Elwood Beach

Elwood, VIC

Elwood Beach may not be the best beach in Melbourne, but it’s certainly one of the most popular family-friendly destinations – located just a short drive from the CBD. Once you reach Elwood, just take the...

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Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park

South Yarra, VIC

Melbourne’s lush Fawkner Park welcomes visitors of all ages to explore its 41 acres of lush parkland. This verdant park was opened to public back in 1862, and on the day of its inauguration, this beautiful park was...

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Ruffey Lake Park

Templestowe, VIC

Melbourne is home to some of the most delightful public parks and Ruffey Lake Park is one of the most popular parks north-east of the city. Located in Templestowe, the park’s convenient location makes it a favourite for...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

St Kilda, VIC

The St Kilda Adventure Playground is a massive outdoor playground located in St. Kilda and is a great place to bring your kids for a fun day in the outdoors! With a huge range of obstacles and climbing structures to...

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Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Fairfield, VIC

Just outside Melbourne’s CBD, you will find a huge natural bushland known as Yarra Bend Park. This beautiful area is only 4kms from the city and boasts a lush setting that includes steep terrains, pathways and acres of...

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Albert Park Lake

Albert Park Lake

Albert Park, VIC

Located in the leafy and green suburb of Albert Park, you’ll find Albert Park Lake. This gorgeous and beautifully maintained lake is one of the Melbourne’s top rowing, walking and weekend picnic spots – just...

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Royal Park

Royal Park

Parkville, VIC

Royal Park is stretched over 181 hectares, which makes it the largest inner-city park in Melbourne – located just 4kms from the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. Those driving to the park should drive north from...

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Wattle Park

Burwood, VIC

Wattle Park is a large parkland located in the suburban town of Burwood, just 18kms south-east from the Melbourne CBD. The park is home to hundreds of wattle trees, sporting venues, alongside historic buildings and...

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Coburg Lake

Coburg North, VIC

Coburg Lake Reserve is a popular recreational location nestled in the residential suburb of Coburg, just 12kms north of the Melbourne CBD. Come down with a picnic and watch the ducks and swans float on the lake, take...

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Queens Park

Moonee Ponds, VIC

Moonee Ponds is home to some beautiful parklands including Queens Park which sits along Mount Alexander Road. There is a rose garden, sunken garden, bowling club and swimming pool located here and it is also a great...

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Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook, VIC

The Point Cook Coastal Park is your gateway to a beautiful natural area just outside of Melbourne. It features a dynamic landscape with abundant birdlife, a sandy foreshore, a historic bluestone homestead and a marine...

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Docklands Park

Docklands Park

Docklands, VIC

The waterfront entertainment promenades in Melbourne are quite extensive and vibrant. Docklands Park is a prime part of Melbourne’s waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment area. This beautiful destination is...

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Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale, VIC

Take a break from inner-city Melbourne and have a relaxing day out at Greenvale Reservoir. This beautiful area houses grassy slopes, charming trails and abundant of birds and wildlife. The park is a popular weekend...

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Riverslide Skate Park

Riverslide Skate Park

Melbourne, VIC

Skate-lovers visiting the city of Melbourne, Riverslide Skate Park awaits you for an adventurous day of fun and skating, adding a little bit of adrenaline to your trip to Melbourne. Located within Alexandra Gardens on...

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JJ Holland Park

Kensington, VIC

JJ Holland Park is an expansive 10-hectare multi-use local park located in Kensington, just 5kms from the Melbourne CBD. The park is named after John Joseph Holland, one of the city’s most vocal parliamentarians who...

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Barkly Gardens

Richmond, VIC

Barkly Gardens is a beautiful park and garden in Richmond which dates back to the 19th century. The gardens are a popular family destination, thanks to the quiet surroundings and myriad of play features available for...

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St Kilda Botanic Gardens

St Kilda Botanic Gardens

St Kilda, VIC

The historic St Kilda Botanic Gardens date back to 1859 and is one of the city’s best maintained botanic gardens. With more than 800 trees, shrubs and flowering plants, this lush and leafy parkland boasts a serene and...

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Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

Williamstown, VIC

Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park is a scenic coastal park which is located in Williamstown on the south-western side of Melbourne. A great place to spend some times in the outdoors, Point Gellibrand is popular for...

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