When you drive past Kadidjiny Park in Melville not much can be seen through the surrounding trees save for the iconic red and white stripy poles. But looks can be deceiving – the area is almost four hectares in size!
Frequently known to locals as the Dr Seuss Park due to the red and white stripy poles, it is a firm favourite in the area. With lots of spaced out play areas, as well an oval and exercise equipment, you can spend all day playing. The best part of all? It’s fenced!
The brightly coloured play equipment and rolling hills make this playground a fun place to be. There are lots of different play spaces and equipment including two double storey slides, traditional swings, a nest swing, spider web climbing frame, spinning fun, musical equipment, and loads more.
The sand play, including the excavators and funnel, are a little tricky for younger ones (and tired Mums).
The equipment is definitely more suited towards older, confident kids however there’s a nest swing, plus a rocking boat and sandpit area for young ones. The rolling hills are also great for practising those gross motor skills and ground level changes (just be careful of skinned knees as it looks softer than it is).
The playground is naturally shaded with trees and a few sails, but you’ll definitely need a hat and sunscreen as you move around the equipment and different areas.
Located right next to Melville Primary School it tends to get busy around pick-up time, however there’s always plenty of room to play. You’ll find free parking along both Kitchener Road and Curtis Road.
There’s BBQ facilities with picnic tables both within the fenced playground and out, making it great spot for birthday parties.
Outside of the fenced playground you’ll find toilets, barbecues, picnic tables, a large oval for kicking a footy, an amphitheatre, and heaps of different exercise equipment zones. The paths make great scooter and bike practise tracks, too.
Be sure to BYO coffee and snacks and take advantage of the many picnic tables or pull up a blanket under the trees, as the closest spots for food are a short drive away on Marmion Street or North Lake Road.
Picnic tables? Yes
Nearest coffee BYO
Free parking Yes
Location: 70 Curtis Road, Melville