Within the Cromwell 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 Dustin Park playground in Moorings to Anderson Park a large destination playground in Cromwell.
See below to find out more about the key features of the playgrounds available.
Alpha Street Playground
Located in Alpha Street Reserve beside Lake Dunstan is this functional neighbourhood playground that offers a good range of activities likely to appeal to children from about three to 10 years of age. There’s a seesaw, swings and a large modular unit. Of added benefit there’s ample area to kick a ball and even for a family BBQ with a coin-operated BBQ and shelter nearby. Toilets are conveniently located near the playground.
Anderson Park Playground
People often travel from afar to take their kids to the Anderson Park playground, Cromwell’s main playground. Situated in Anderson Park the sporting hub of Cromwell the playground offers a range of equipment that is well spaced giving children plenty of room to run about and keep fit. There’s swings, play mounds and tunnels, a modular unit, a seesaw and, making the playground stand out over the rest, a flying fox. This ‘destination playground’ has something to delight children from toddlers through to intermediate age. For emergencies, there are the swimming pool toilets nearby.
Big Fruit Reserve Playground
A junior and senior playground were installed at the Big Fruit Reserve in December 2018. The senior playground features a mouse wheel, tube slide tower, cyclops snake swing, dizzy disc carousel, monkey pole swing and climb frame. The junior playground features play equipment designed for water and sand play.
Cecil Anderson Playground
Named and funded from the estate of Cecil Anderson, a well-known Cromwell personality and philanthropist, the playground can be found in Donegal Street Reserve on the eastern side of town. The playground has an extensive modular unit with almost every activity you can think of. There is also the traditional swing that kids cannot do without. Sorry no toilets are provided.
Dustin Park Playground
Within the settlement of Pisa Moorings is this delightful neighbourhood playground consisting of a large climbing net, swing unit, embankment slide and super nova spinner. Likely to cater for children from 3 to 11 years of age the playground is bound to keep kids happy for a good while. In 2013 a public toilet was installed for the convenience of those passing by on the walking track or accessing the lake for recreation.