jones reserve, brunswick east

City parks and open spaces are rare in Melbourne’s inner north but when you find them, they are something to shout about and share. Mamma says Jones Reserve in Brunswick East ticks every box when it comes to nature, city and adventure.

The playground is packed with fun - a slide, swings and rock climbing wall, there is a sandpit with diggers and musical mushrooms to belt out a few tunes. Oh Mamma your beats seem to be a lot better than your pitch by the looks on the faces of the people around.

Jones Reserve also has a basketball ring, frog swamp, oval and a giant hill perfect for tumbling down. There are sheltered picnic tables and gas bbq’s overlooking the playground making this perfect for weekend picnics or weekday catch ups.

Bring the dog and your bike and make the most of the the tracks too. There is lots to see and discover. It’s also a great spot for city views and to catch those special event fireworks.

Mamma's special mention:  Ceres Environmental Park is only a 5 minute walk away. Head over for a bite to eat and wonder through the organic veggie patches.

the nitty gritty

street parking - shade - BBQ's, dog park - toilets

9-23 Albion Street, Brunswick East

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