By: Lorraine Aitken
Discovering the fabulous new adventure playground located on the Rosebud Foreshore almost bought tears to my eyes! How lucky are we locals to have this amazing playground right on the sandy shores of what is considered to be one of the Peninsula’s best family beaches!
Could there be a better day in a young child’s eyes than riding their bike along the Bay Trail to the beach, having a play in this amazing playground, getting an ice cream from the nearby store and eating it whilst strolling along the pier before finishing the day off with a frolic in the warm shallow waters?
Naturally, this stunning playground is a must visit for all locals and holiday makers with young children. Let the kids take delight in sliding down the ‘mountain’ slide, zipping across the grassy dunes on the flying fox, spinning themselves sick on the spinning disc, running around and navigating the many steeping stones and trails that make up just a small part of what makes this playground great.
If you are organised, it’s also the perfect spot for a family BBQ or picnic lunch. You can take advantage of the picnic tables & BBQ’s that are overlooking the bay. If your kids are like mine, then they will be delighted in watching the big ships come close to the end of the Rosebud pier as they munch on their lunch.
I would say the playground is suitable for all age groups from toddlers to young teens, with an array of play equipment varying from enclosed baby swings, junior slides and tunnels to net swings, rope climbing walls and a flying fox. There really is something for everyone.
You will find the adventure playground located at the beach end of Jetty Road in Rosebud. Car parking is limited near the pier but you will find plenty of parking in the median strip on Point Nepean Rd, which is about a 150 metre walk from the playground.
Also of some interest and within walking distance to the playground is the Rosebud Primary School community market which is held on the second Saturday of each month between 8am–12pm.
Foreshore park facilities include: A new toilet block with disability access, 4 bike racks, water fountains, 3 BBQ’s, 2 BBQ shelters, 3 picnic tables, plenty of seating and a walking trail that goes for kilometres in either direction.
I hope you enjoy the Rosebud Foreshore Adventure playground as much as we did!