Victory Square Reserve Playground, Armadale
We were very excited to hear this fenced nature based playground had a revamp recently, making it now one of our personal favourites in the City of Stonnington for toddlers.
Victory Square Reserve is tucked behind the busy roads in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Armadale. The park is made up of a large off leash dog oval and white picket fenced playground best suited to children under 6 years.
Victory Square was once the site of 16 timber houses built in 1919 to accomodate war widows and their children, the houses were demolished in the early 1970’s but are acknowledged in the wooden play equipment and timber house frame cubby house within the park.
Kids will love the main play structure with climbing challenges, a tunnel, bridge and two slides. Multiple swings including a pod swing, baby/toddler swing and regular swing are nearby plus rocks and stepping logs for balancing are dotted around too. There’s a grassy patch to kick a ball, picnic tables, drinking fountain and bench seating also.
No dogs are allowed within the children’s playground however on our visit a dog was playing a game with his owner continuing to slip through the timber panels at the back, we didn’t mind, but the design fail could be scary for some young tots not familiar with dogs who escape into the playground.