Gardiner Park Oval & Playground, Glen Iris
Gardiner Park is one playground only locals know about, tucked literally next to the busy Monash freeway in Glen Iris, Melbourne
The playground has a lovely nature feel to it, its quite the contrast to the cement wall it sits besides with. Best suited to kids under 10 years, there’s two play structures with various climbing equipment and slides, a basket swing, spinning rope pyramid, timber balancing beam and a mini ninja warrior rope obstacle course.
Situated next to the children’s playground is the Gardiner Park synthetic turf Oval, offering outdoor gym equipment, open (fake) grassy area to kick a ball and a cement pathway around the edge of the oval, which would make it a great and safe spot for kids learning to ride their bikes and scooters, we even witnessed a boy skating around on roller blades.
Barbecue facilities, sheltered picnic tables and water fountain are also available to use.