This Merri Park playground is great for kids who love climbing and conquering forts! The large wooden structure is suitable for both older and younger kids, with one end being higher and more challenging than the other. They are connected by a walkway bridge and feature several climbing points, slides, a rock wall, cubby, tunnel, fireman’s pole, monkey bars and a small flying fox.
Scattered around the nature set playground are the usual features of a nest swing, normal swings, an imaginative play boat, sandpit, and a spinner. Pack a picnic lunch as there are a few tables scattered around, as well as a water fountain. And don’t forget to bring a ball because the play area is right next to a huge open oval (which I think is shared with Northcote High School) – perfect for running around in!!
If all that fails you also have the nearby Merri Creek and the Merri Creek Trail, which is great for nature play, bikes, and scooters!
Address: 1 Sumner Avenue, Northcote