A Guide To Playgrounds In Moorabool

Moorabool is lucky to have so many parks, playgrounds and recreational reserves for families and residents to enjoy all year round.
Here we have compiled a handy visual guide to Moorabool playgrounds with brief descriptions of the available amenities to hopefully inspire you to get out and enjoy them with your family and friends.
Please remember to take all rubbish with you if bins are not available, or too full (which can happen at some parks during busy public holidays and good weather). It's so important to keep our parks and playgrounds free of garbage! Vistors need to respect the playground equipment, so if you see any vandalism or damage to the playground, please report it to the appropriate local council. These are assets to our communities that serve as an enjoyable purpose for many people who live here and also travel here, so we need to look after them so they can be used for a long time to come.
Take some time out to get the kids active outside and visit a playground. Dont forget to slip slop slap!

Pykes Creek Reservoir, Pykes Creek Road Myrniong.
New playground overlooking the reservoir. Features include bbq facilities, undercover shelter with seating and tables, plus toilets. No rubbish bins so dont forget to take your rubbish with you.

Mill Park, Mill Park St, Ballan
Has good undercover BBQ facility and new play equipment located next to the Werribee River.

Greendale Trentham Road, Blackwood
Located nextdoor to the CFA, small enclosed playground on main road.

Playground at Blackwood Mineral Springs Caravan Park, Blackwood
Includes BBQ facilities, located right on the river at Blackwood
mineral springs.

Egans Reserve Playground, Ballan-Greendale Road, Greendale
Newly built playground and BBQ facilities set in a pleasant countryside location. The BBQ rotunda is huge providing excellent shade and shelter on a sunny, rainy, or windy day. It contains plenty of seating, and is adjacent to the playground area and gardens. There are toilet facilities also.

Darley Park, located near corner of Grey St and Fitzroy St, Darley
Popular playground in prominent location, the Darley playground at Darley Park has had some recent upgrades including new playground equipment. Excellent BBQ area with large shelter, plenty of seating and tables, with toilets located nearby.

Federation Reserve, Gisborne Rd, Darley
Located alongside busy Gisborne Road, with no enclosed fencing, so be sure to keep an eye on the kids. It has recently had new play equipment installed. Toilets and seating available, and water fountain. Lederderg River runs behind it, with a walking track and more seating areas.

Robertsons Road, (corner of Cairns Drive) Darley
Good playground fully enclosed with fence, set in quiet residential area. Seating, large trees, large open space.

Rotary Park, corner of Lederderg St and Young St, Bacchus Marsh
Good size playground with huge shade cloths, BBQ rotunda facility, with seating & tables. Not far from Bacchus Marsh CBD

Dogett Street, Bacchus Marsh
Set back from quiet residential street not far from Bacchus Marsh CBD, some trees, wide open space, seating, and a drinking fountain.

White Avenue, Bacchus Marsh
Small playground situated in a large open space located in a quiet residential area with lovely views looking out over the township of Bacchus Marsh. Some seating, has had new playground equipment installed. No toilets, or shelter.

Maddingley Park, Adventure Playground, Taverner St, Bacchus Marsh
Community built adventure playground fully fenced, with two areas, one for toddlers and the other for older kids. Set in the historical and picturesque Maddingley Park amongst the huge river redgum trees, it is the largest playground in Bacchus Marsh and very popular for both residents and visitors. Plenty of seating and tables located around it. Some shelter, and toilets nearby. Walking distance to Bacchus Marsh train station.

Merrimu Reservoir, Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, Toolern Vale
Small playground located within the Merrimu Reservoir, features a BBQ facility under shelter, with seating and tables. Toilets and parking.
Excellent views looking out across Merrimu Reservoir, plenty of wide open space for play.

Harry Vallence Drive, Bacchus Marsh
Lovely new playground, fully enclosed with fencing and good playground equipment, located in a quiet residential area. Water fountain, some seating, although no shelter or shade, and can get windy in this area.

Stanton Court Playground, Darley
Visable from Gisborne Road just near the Darley Plaza, but tucked away between Stanton Court and Luton Court. A small playround with some seating, no shelter, some new trees have been planted recently.

McCrae St, Bacchus Marsh
Small playground set in a residential street. Seating, good sandpit with two diggers.

If you are heading outside of Moorabool then the 'Playground Finder' website is a great resource for  more playgrounds all around Australia.

While not located within the Moorabool Shire, yet only a short drive out of the shire, I felt it was worth mentioning that the Melton Adventure Playground located at 245 Centenary Avenue, Melton has recently had some major improvements made, and makes for a worthwhile visit if you find yourself in the Melton area.

The newly erected tower you see above is quite an impressive sight!
My children have already nicknamed it the 'rocket slide'. It contains two slides accessible by climbing into the tower and hiking up some steep steps. It does have signage inside instructing that it's intended use is for ages 6 to 15 only, although with supervision and encouragement my 4 year old managed the lower slide and my two year old rode with me down it also.

The landscaping has also had a facelift - new plants, and pathways, and grass has been laid, plus fresh tan bark mulch. There is still some fenced off areas with more work yet to be completed, but it looks promising and makes for a great playground atmosphere with various equipment suitable for a broad range of ages from toddlers, right up to teens.

There is good shelter and seating available, and plenty of parking adjacent, all overlooking the Navan Park Lake and walking tracks.
Also for use is a Liberty swing, sand play area with scoops and conveyor belts, revolving skate board rockers and 'sky surfer' for older playground users, plus a whole lot more to discover and enjoy.

More information and photos is available at Melbourne Playgrounds website although it hasn't been updated since this new work has been done.
For a comprehensive range of playgrounds and amenities in the Moorabool Shire please refer to our playgrounds page.