Lightsview Adventure Playground
Location: South Parkway, Lightsview
The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is spread over 1,000 sqm and is the final piece of the Lightsview wetland and park precinct. It’s an exciting new addition to the area for families with a great mix of nature play and modern aspects, and there’s enough varied equipment to keep kids happy for a long time.
There are climbing frames, in-ground trampolines, bird’s nest swing, climbing ropes, slides, inclusive carousel, a spinning climbing frame, timber balance beam circuit, water play, nature play zone, a dinosaur dig (not yet complete as at 24 April 21), picnic tables, BBQ, and lots of shade. Plus, importantly, a toilet is being built.
For older kids there is a small basketball court, a skate zone is being built, and over the other side, a large grass area with soccer nets. The wetland and creek bed sits beside the playground down the hill.
See our pics below for more info.
This mound offers a few different ways to climb up to the top to reach a toddler slide.It offers some great challenges for little ones.
However please be aware that the slide is on the side where the road is, and the playspace is not fenced at all.
If you are inside the playground on the other side of this hill, you will not be able to see your toddler on the slide.
Summary of Equipment at Lightsview Adventure Playground
- In-ground trampolines
- Climbing frames
- Inclusive Play Carousel under shade sail
- Bird’s Nest Swing
- Basketball Court
- Skate Zone (still under construction as of 24 April 2021)
- Tower with Climbing Ropes and Slide
- Tower with Climbing Net
- Giant Mound Twin Slides under shade sail
- Balance Beam Wooden Trail
- Sand Pit with Buried Fossil for a dinosaur dig (we expect this to be similar to the one at Hazelwood Park when completed)
- Nature Play Zone
- Nature Play and Creek Bed
- Picnic Shelters & BBQ
- Toilet (to be constructed)
There are two water pumps and a water play trough along a winding path. The trough would be at the right height for a child in a wheelchair.
The carousel is accessible for a wheelchair and is under shade. It is sensibly surrounded by a lot of soft fall surface (not bark chips) and pathways, so there is space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
The cone shaped spinning climbing frame was the most popular piece of equipment while we were there. It gives kids the opportunity to climb and spin around, get together as a group, and encourages collaborative play – taking turns to do the spinning, and negotiating how it’s done. Thrill seekers can climb higher and spin faster. It’s a bonus if you can rope in a strong parent to spin it for you.
The basket swing is on a large frame and can swing high and far.
The twin slides on another hill mound looks over the grassy area with soccer nets. These slides are covered by a large sail. From the inside of the playground you will not be able to see your child on these slides, so be aware of this if they need to be supervised.
The large sandpit will be home to some fossils for little explorers to dig and find. This is not yet complete so for now, take along some sand toys for play.
There are many bench seats and logs to sit on as well as picnic tables under cover. Grassy spots are great to throw a picnic blanket down to sit as well.
Three in-ground trampolines are spaced out along the edge of the playground. They are not large enough for a wheelchair though.
The small basketball court is great for older kids to shoot some hoops and it will be fab once the skate zone is completed adjacent to this.
A ramp and paths allow for strollers and wheelchairs to go up to the playspace.
The wooden beams offer a course for balancing and the timber poles give a natural vibe.
The playground is surrounded by grassed areas, native planting and landscaping, and the overall space will cover approximately 5,000 sqm of the 6.2ha wetland and park precinct.
Things to Note:
♦ This is not a fenced playground and it is right by the road so please be aware if you have a runner or wanderer, or are on your own supervising more than one child at a time.
♦ The hilly mound has the slide facing towards the road. If you are on the other side of this mound inside the playground, you would not be able to see your toddler.
♦ There are water pumps and water play plus a sand pit so dress your child suitably for messy play; bring a change of clothes and towel if they like to get wet.
♦ The playground sits high up with the wetlands area alongside it, but down the hill. With water there as well, again, little ones will need to be supervised.
♦ There is car parking on the road along South Parkway.
Overall, there are many great elements to this playspace and once the toilets are there this will be a fab spot for a play that the local community and those in surrounding areas can enjoy regularly. There is something for everyone so will suit families with kids of different ages.
South Parkway, Lightsview (MAP)
For more info about the playground see the PEET Lightsview website here
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