A few weeks ago we wrote about our Favourite little parks in Frankston. Well, we have some more! We are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to great little places to take our children in and around the Frankston area and the newest addition to the neighbourhood is Jubilee Park Playground.
ADDRESS – Corner Hill Street and Hillcrest Road, Frankston
The newest kid on the block, Jubilee Park Playground was surprisingly large for a little park. Although I just popped in briefly with Stella for a quick play and look see, I definitely have plans to head back with the boys and a picnic rug as it’s the sort of park you could spend a good couple of hours at.
The play equipment was great. Varied designs, bright and challenging, probably best suited for younger children. Being so new, it was all a bit different. The angles, the climbing ropes, the inbuilt trampolines. I enjoyed looking around and discovering new little play ideas I haven’t seen at other parks before.
Located behind the club rooms, adjacent to the cricket nets, there was plenty of week day parking, I say week day because I know this place is packed to the rafters on the weekends in both football and cricket season so unless you’re going down there to watch dad or big brother play I would say it’s best to visit during the week.
The play equipment consisted of two little inbuilt trampolines (kids LOVED them) a rope climbing frame, toddler swing and older child swing, a large twisty enclosed slide, small toddler slide, monkey bars, flying fox, bouncy sea saw and round rope swing. Stella loved the Australian themed “explore” area with kangaroo sculptures and native plants.
A few meters away from the play equipment is a small basketball court area with ring and lots of wide open spaces to play cricket or kick the football. There are a few trees at the back of the playground which would be the perfect spot to pop down a picnic rug and an undercover leaf shaped shelter which although not huge, would be good to duck under if it did decide to start raining.
The toilets are back toward the cricket pavilion and there isn’t much around in the way of food and drinks unless you head up to the Heatherhill Rd shops (if you have time, stop there on the way, BEST BAKERY EVER!) so I recommend taking your own beverages and picnic treats.