Whilst going for a run around the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne on Tuesday I noticed that a fence was missing… the fence had been keeping out my super excited and lover of all things pirate, son, out of a new giant playground. A playground in the shape of Pirate Ship. After dropping my daughter at Kindergarten, Jack and I often walk/ride around the river, and every time we passed the playground he wanted to go in. It’s hard to explain to a 3 year old that it’s not finished – it looked finished enough for him!!! One day the fence was open while the workers were there. He thought it was “open” for him!!! “Look mum, it’s open” he screamed with delight. When I explained that the gate was open so they could finish it (and not open for kids) he completely lost it. I wonder if it’s too much to ask that in future councils put up giant tents covering new playgrounds so nobody can see them!!! lol.
Anyway, it’s open!!! After completing our walk around the river (Jack in a pram so I could get some exercise) we went to discover the new ship. Wow – Moonee Valley City Council, you have out done yourself!!! It is amazing. We loved it, and I can’t wait to take my daughter. There was a slide, tunnel, treasure chest and a Captains Quarters to name a few elements. It won’t be long and I’m sure this playground will become the most popular in the area. With a number of options for coffee near by, and the beautiful river to set the scene it is perfect!!! I also believe that there might be another stage – so more equipment to come…. How exciting!!!
I also heard another mum say that the official opening is on July 15 – but I’m not 100% sure on that.
Hope to see you there!!!
Where: If you go to the corner of Fawkner St & The Boulevard, Aberfeldie – you will hit the parking entrance.