Within the Dunstan Basin Council provides playgrounds offering children a variety of play experiences from the use of play equipment to the exploration of the play environment. This ranges from the neighbourhood based Fache Street playground in Clyde to Pioneer Park a large destination playground in Alexandra.
See below to find out more about the key features of the playgrounds available.
Blackmore Park Playground, Alexandra
This small neighbourhood park and playground located on Bridge Hill was developed in the early 1980s and named after Keith Blackmore MBE, a former Mayor of the Alexandra Borough Council.
Boarding this park is a distinctive mound made of schist rock, which understandably is a popular natural play space for children. Given its location, it’s not surprising that you would want to sit and relax and take the magnificent views looking out towards the Dunstan Ranges beyond.
Fache Street Playground, Clyde
This small neighbourhood reserve and playground sits within the Sunderland Estate subdivision is a very popular space for local kids.
With being only a small area, it’s not that suitable for kicking a ball around but it’s a great place for kids to let of steam, and includes seating for mums and dads, a convenient drinking fountain and a small children’s playground.
Molyneux Park Playground, Alexandra
Pioneer Park Playground, Alexandra
Ideally located right in the heart of Alexandra is the Pioneer Park playground. Popular with visitors as well as locals the expansive playground caters for toddlers right up to young teens. Split into two nearby areas older children may be interested in using the multi-faceted modular unit that provides a range of climbing and upper body challenges. For younger children there is an area fenced off for them with a timber fort, see saw and much more. There’s also swings and ample area to kick a ball or fly a kite. Toilets can be found nearby at the side of the Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery building.
Table Top Playground, Alexandra
The playground within popular neighbourhood reserve Table Top Park on Ashworth Street in Alexandra is small but functional with a swing set and a fort with rope ladder to climb. The playground is surrounded by a generous expanse of grass for kids to kick a ball around, throw a frisbee, do cartwheels or have a running race. Mature trees offer welcome shade over the hot summer months to parents and caregivers supervising play and there is a picnic table too.