parks and playgrounds in melbourne's north
The North boasts some beautiful parks spanning right across our suburbs. Each is unique and best of all, packed with free fun for the whole family. Mamma's parks and playgrounds picks have all the inspiration you need to get you out of the house and include a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new for you and the crew to enjoy.
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What a gorgeous little spot for a picnic and a play!
This one’s a real beauty! The leafy and serene Jacobs Reserve has a gorgeous new playground featuring timber play equipment to compliment the lush, green surrounds.
Mamma LOVES this great little playground. It has something for everyone and continues to challenge our 5 year old.
Who doesn’t love a wooden hidden gem? Parks like this bring Mamma right back to her own childhood of running up and down the boardwalks and paying tiggy with our buddies
There is a fun area for the kids to hang and climb, plus a great little track around the outside of the park and grassy areas, which is perfect for scooters and bikes. So while the kiddies are off doing that, YOU can have a play on all the workout equipment.
This park was created by the community of Woodend 10 years ago in memory of a brave little local boy called Robbie Lodder. The community got together and raised funds, volunteered their time and worked hard to create this wonderful space. What a great community.
NEW playground in Ivanhoe has it ALL!
Mamma says this park is super cute even though it has lots of spiders! But at least they’re the playful and sculptural kind - phew!
Ahoy, Captain! Does Lalor have a NEW play space for you.
Not only does it have great play equipment like a tower, slides, rope bridge, mini trampolines, swings and more…but it has its very own TRAFFIC PARK! Yes the little kids can zoom, ride, skate or scooter around the track and roundabouts, over the speed humps and moguls and even across the train tracks! This gorgeous park is already a hit with Mamma’s clan and will be for yours too!
An all abilities play space with undercover barbeque area in such a picturesque bush setting.
Caution! There is a HUGE snake weaving its way through the BRAND NEW Civic Drive Playspace in Greensborough. But never fear - this concrete giant ain’t too moving fast.
The feature 'playscape' area is excellent - with swings, a giant pea pod, cow park bench, an alphabet maze, a HUGE platypus and so so much more! Look closely and you will find all kinds of treasures scattered throughout the space. There are even a few trees to clamber and climb which is super spesh for the nature lovers. This playground and parkland is beautifully integrated into nature with some fab highlights dotted throughout to uncover and surprise you and the kids. Take your time here, it's definitely somewhere to spend a good couple of hours.
When you get a huge swirly slide, water play, flying fox, cafe, swings and lots more in the one fantastic spot, this is called a MAMMA JACKPOT!
Yes it’s back! Back again! Etham North Adventure Playground has returned and like you would expect, it’s bigger and better than ever.
Another hidden gem is going to have everyone playing
Have you ever been inside a moth before? Here is your chance!
If you love a classic wooden, adventure style playground, that is EXACTLY what you will find at Quarries Park in Clifton Hill.
This all abilities, all ages play space is perfect for your next weekend playdate.
Peet has done it again with this little beauty in Craigieburn
NEW estates mean NEW parks for families! Yepee!
A play space perfect for your next family fun day
Turner Reserve is truly something special. Mamma says treat this one kind.
Legend says if you look closely, you may even see Batman himself
An inner north city park with all the outer city perks!
This playground is set on a hill leading down to the beautiful Maribyrnong River and has some great features. Mamma loves the special sculptures here - they just make for an interesting story!
Flying fox - yes, great swings - yes! Oh and we should mention the lovely river views, the huge shady trees and lots of open space! This is a great park for a birthday party or to spend your family bbq Sunday!
Woodlands Park is the perfect little hideaway amongst the beautiful homes and business' of Essendon. Nestled behind Bulla Road - it's a great open space with lush green grass and old beautiful trees.
It’s small, cute and perfect for a quick play.
This park is huge and includes everything you want for a day out.
If you are looking for gold - then this is the playground to start digging!
This park is a hidden gem and Mamma is not leaving.
A play day at the museum deserves another treat - a play at the playground!
Park hangs could not be anymore fun.
Did Mamma mention adventure?
Two playgrounds, dog park plus loads more
This park is your quiet space is a busy city
Hudson Park in Kilmore is a great space to fill your weekend days.
A great playspace for spinning, climbing, sliding and barbecuing!
Both little ones and bigger kiddos will love exploring the 'life sized' pirate ship at Riverside Park. Mamma says the attention to detail is very cool - check out the crows nest, treasure map, captains quarters, bells, telescopes, sunken treasure and even a wooden ships wheel.
This playspace takes Mamma back to when she was a little girl.
You can't go past a park when it's right across one of Mamma's favourite family friendly eateries.
Just take a look at this amazing playground in Wollert!
Tucked away among the homes in St Helena, is this bright and colourful, with fun aplenty, little playground.
This gorgeous park is seriously fit for...well a Queen!
The Alistair Knox Reserve in Eltham is a hub for community life.
This place is fantastic! The playspace features 25 solar panels, energy generating 7.6kw of power on peak days, much of which will go into the club house. There are slides, cubbies, a veggie patch and playspace for ball games.
Wow! Wow! Wow! If it's fun, exciting and all about adventure you are looking for, then this place is for you. Coburg Lake Reserve is perfect for the WHOLE family.
The playspace includes lots of fun for the kids with the main attraction being a large rope bridge and a cool wooden cubby structure
Shh, Mamma has a secret and it's pretty special. Using only recycled materials from the old depot site, Moreland City Council has created this unique place for locals to meet, play and have fun in a sustainable community space.
Aspect's park has everything you could ever want in a community park and more.
This park takes Mamma right back to when she was a little girl - such excitement. Not only does it resemble a tree house, it's a climbers heaven.
With green open space, gorgeous mature trees, a variety of places to play - This park ticks all of Mamma's playground fun boxes!
Edwardes Lake Park has been a part of Reservoir for as long as this Mamma can remember.
Kingsford Smith has a NEW play space offering nature play and play equipment catering for a broad range of ages and abilities too!
This place has EVERYTHING! and it's FREE!
This Mamma’s eyes almost popped out as we passed this magnificent playspace in the heart of Kinglake
There is something about this adventure style park and playground, we ALWAYS stay longer than intended as it is just so intricate and unique!
Coronet Park is a very sweet little suburban park nestled between the lovely Stables Community Cafe and neighbouring homes.
Harmony Park is one of Mamma's most favourite places to visit in the Summer time.....and Winter and Spring and now when I think about Autumn too.... !