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Frederick Baldwin Park (Kardinya) – Playground Review

Frederick Baldwin Park (Kardinya) – Playground Review

Two playgrounds are located at Frederick Baldwin Park, Kardinya. Both playgrounds are surrounded by a beautiful man-made lake with two fountains. Ducks swim merrily across the lake while the corellas pick their meals on the grass. One playground faces Sanders Loop, while the other faces Le Souef Drive.  

There is limited parking in the carpark at Le Souef Drive facing the park, but there is a little carpark beside it that houses a few eateries and the hairdresser. Even though North Lake Road is not too far away, the sound of the water fountains and chirping birds drown out the noise from the traffic. 

The playground equipment at the first playground facing Sanders Loop boasts monkey bars, climbing frames, a rock climbing wall and a spidey web swing. The equipment is in white sand, making it easier for little ones to play without getting hurt. It is partly shaded by tall trees, but a hat and some sunscreen would be advisable depending on the time of the day.  

Even though the playground is more suited to little ones, the playground is close to a basketball court for older kids to play. 

Across the lake is another playground with swings; regular and baby. The swings are situated in sand for kids to kick off their shoes and dig their toes in the sand before swinging them up high. There is a bench beside these swings for a bit of rest. Next to the swings are stacked logs for adventurous little ones to walk on. There are also timber logs for nature play.

Unfortunately the playgrounds and the swings are not fully fenced. However, there is ample green grass space for mums, dads and carers to watch the little ones. It doesn’t hurt that Dutch and Arley nearby on Le Souef Drive makes amazing coffee and food. There are no toilets around but the Kulungah Myah Family Centre is close by on Le Souef Drive. The centre houses among other activities, a toy library, a fully fenced playground and First Steps Prekindy.

This park is definitely one not to miss as it packs in two playgrounds, two water fountains, watching ducks and corellas, swings, nature play and a basketball court. The open green space is definitely something to look forward to with a picnic mat and a coffee in hand!


Essential Info

Fenced? No

Toilets? Nearest toilets are in the Kulungah Myah Family Centre

Picnic tables? No

BBQs? No

Nearest coffee: Arley & Dutch Café

Location: 150 Le Souef Drive Kardinya

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums