Kensington Playground Walk

Childers Street, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia

Kensington Playground Walk

Childers Street, Kensington VIC 3031, Australia
Staff Pick
25 m
1.69 km
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A delightful walk that highlights Kensington's lovely green spaces and play facilities.

Kensington Playground Walk

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This walk is suitable for young families as it takes in several playgrounds and play areas. Accessible by public transport, it's an easy route with lots of opportunity for climbing, running around and exploration.


Points of Interest

1. South Kenginston station

Bottle brushes line the station and are spectacular in flowering season. Listen for rosellas and parakeets.

2. JJ Holland Park Playground

Set in bushy surroundings, this playground has a number of slides, climbing frames and hidey holes. There is a disabled toilet nearby.

3. Bill Vanina Pavillion

Restored and extend in 2015, the Pavillion is used as a sport center eg.Football, soccer and cricket

4. Skate Park & Adventure Playground

A popular place for older children with wheels! There is a public with disabled access at the Skate Park.

5. Kensington Community Recreation and Aquatic Centre

This popular centre has a local gym, heated swimming pool and indoor basketball court.

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6. Venny's

The Venny is an adventure playground with a garden, social hub and activities. It's open for limited hours during the school term and school holidays. See link below.

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7. Tankard's Reserve

A fine collection of play equipment, plus a picnic shelter with table.

8. Newman's Reserve

Bright and colourful, this playground is suitable for pre-school children. and has 2 slides. A great spot to sit and enjoy the scenery too.

9. View from Newman Reserve

Look for double rainbow (two pots of gold?).

10. Open play area and basketball ring

There is so much potential in an open play area. Cricket? Football? Egg and spoon race?

11. Open play area and tennis courts

These tennis courts are available for hire. The key is available from the recreation centre on Altona Street.

12. Newell's Paddock Lookout

View over wetlands area. You'll often see a wide array of bird life, including swans, ducks and water fowl.

13. Former Stock Bridge

This is a fine spot to admire the surrounding views.


Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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