Wattle Grove Nature Playscape is a great little nature playground which uses naturally occurring and purpose built play features. Found on Lenihan Corner, off Hale Road in Wattle Grove is this little pocket of bush in suburbia surrounded by house and shops. There is a naturally occurring creek nearby (not fenced). There is also a pathway to covered picnic benches away from the main playing area.
The park features a set of five swings in a circle, one is a toddler swing. This is a little different from the usual swings in a line and could be fun with a group of children. This area wasn’t shaded very well and some of the swings sets were quite warm when we were there.
Around the park area are various climbing, balancing and stepping logs. Some of these are in a creek bed which does get water in after heavy rains, although the day we visited they were dry.
There was even a tree which had naturally grown into a great climbing tree.
Another feature was the concrete slides that had been built over a concrete tunnel. Miss 3 enjoyed running through the tunnel, up the stepping logs or rocks and down the slide again and again.
There was hammock under a large tree.
The park has a sandy play area as well.
There is a combination of hard pathways, wood chips, grass and some sand. It was quite green the day we visited and had a very peaceful feel.
Within the play area, there are a couple of park benches and picnic benches. All shading is by the trees around the park, most areas were well shaded when we visited. There is a drinking fountain in the centre of the play area.
Near the car park are a BBQ and a couple of picnic tables. The bin is also located near this area. The only thing this park is missing is a toilet.
The new Wattle Grove shopping centre is a short walk away on the pathway and has a bakery and coffee shop. The pathways around the nature play space are suitable for bikes.
Apart from the lack of toilets, this is a great little park and Miss 3 loved all the different climbing features especially the tree.
Wattle Grove Nature Playscape is found on Lenihan Corner, off Hale Road in Wattle Grove
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Claire Tondut is currently a stay-at-home mother of one daughter and a puppy. When she is not chasing little Miss around she loves to spend time with hubby, friends and family.