Walter Padbury Playground is located in the Walter Padbury Park sporting complex in Thornlie. It is easily accessed from all car parks by a large internal path network so you should never have a problem finding a car park space!
Walter Padbury Playground addresses all aspects of children’s play including balance, climb, slide, spin and discovery experiences and also venturing into the nature play theme.
A sensory experience and access and mobility is provided as well as utilisation of different soft fall materials.
The playground is good for children of all ages. For the younger ones, there is a small solid climbing frame structure complete with slide and a low height climbing net.
There is a fabulous sandpit area which has huge dinosaur bones and eyes embedded in it. A must visit for any dinosaur fan! Don’t forget your bucket and spade.
There are a spinning pole and cup.
Two swinging contraptions, one that I have never come across before but unfortunately we weren’t able to test it out as it was not covered by the shade sails so it was too hot!
For older children, there is a Tripod swing and a large interesting climbing net. Both of these areas are not covered by shade sails.
The toilets are situated right next to the playground and there a couple of nice picnic shelters with BBQs.
There is also plenty of open space to run about on and there are a few cricket nets if you fancy getting some practise in.
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