Playground review – Bonython local playground

Kate Buscombe 20 April 2016

bonython playground

The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what this spot had to offer.

Nestled amongst the quiet streets of Bonython is the local playground, situated closest to Morice Place. Kaden and I parked on the street and walked over to the playground and were very surprised to see so many different and interesting pieces of equipment. From the road, the first thing that you see is the fire truck , which immediately took Kaden’s attention. Climbing in to the truck, Kaden loved exploring the various activities and handles on the inside, as well as playing peek-a-boo over the sides.

bonython playground

We then moved on to the main part of the equipment which contains a metal slide, two sets of climbing ropes, a balancing challenge and a chain-climbing feature. The equipment has handrails on either side of the stairs which meant that Kaden could safely climb up by himself as he went to explore. The slide provided great entertainment, although it was a little hot after being in the sun all day. The climbing ropes are challenging and would be better suited to older children and offers both a ladder challenge as well as a staggered platform challenge. This playground also has a swing set, with both an adult swing and securable child’s swing.

playground bonython

Four or five neighbourhood footpaths converge on this spot and provide even tracks for scootering or biking. There is a bench which is shaded by overhanging trees, providing a good vantage point to watch experts at play or to have a moment’s rest together.

There aren’t any bins or toilets, however the local shop is approximately 1km down the road with yummy paddle pops that Kaden and I can vouch for! Parking is available on the surrounding streets, such as Morice Place.

What: Bonython local playground
Where: Access from Morice Place, Bonython
When: Access at all times (no fences or gates)
Parking: Street parking available on Morice Place, or a short walk from the school car park.
Recommended for: Anyone looking for a local playground that offers something interesting, children aged 3-9 years.

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