The Paddocks Adventure Playground | Para Hills West

The Paddocks Adventure Playground in Para Hills West

This playground offers plenty of equipment for kids of all ages and abilities, with huge play towers, water play, and a unique interactive code-breaking play pad.

Review by Claire Davill

Constructed as part of the Paddocks Masterplan, this is a large playground with lots to keep kids occupied. Nestled in amongst large shade trees and with plenty of grassed areas, you feel as though you are in a forest.

There are big, four-storey climbing towers with lots of climbing nets and tunnels to explore, and a smaller tower with climbing steps, activities and a climbing wall for smaller kids.

The bigger towers have an old-school metal slide and a large twisty tube slide – the tube slide is very steep and fast and might be suited to more adventurous kids.

There is a fabulous seated flying fox connecting the towers that is suitable for very young kids and older kids alike.

There are basket swings, springy platforms and a small merry-go-round, and a large, wheelchair accessible “smooth glider” to sit on and rock back and forth.

There are also several wheelchair accessible sections of the playground, with a ramp leading up to the smaller tower, and boardwalk over a seasonal creek.

The very unique code-breaker arch contains a large numbered mat – press the button to hear the instructions and try to jump on the correct numbers fast enough to advance to the next level. The voice encourages you with talks of “high five!” and “good job!” and this piece of equipment definitely encourages teamwork amongst kids and adults alike.

There is a water play area with a pump and sluice gates, leading down to a sandpit area.

Nearby there are plenty of logs and wooded areas suitable for nature play, and a duck pond with a small deck across the lawn.

There is a picnic shelter with BBQ and public toilets. This includes two ambulant toilets and one dedicated for individuals with disabilities.

A timber bridge has also been constructed, blending seamlessly with the local environment for wetlands users to appreciate.

The carpark accessible from Maxwell Road has undergone improvements in surface and water drainage and there have also been upgrades to walking paths, with added lighting for enhanced safety.

Location:

Maxwell Road, Para Hills West


 

Things to consider:

  • The closest carpark to the playground is off of Maxwell Road, just west of Bridge Road
  • The playground is not fenced, but it is well away from any roads
  • The duck pond area is not fenced, so keep an eye on little ones when playing around this area

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Salisbury website

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