A playspace worth visiting

By Melissa Meehan

The wait is finally over!

Jell Park’s new nature-based, all abilities playscape is open and it is amazing.

It should be illegal to call this multi-million dollar revamp a playground – not only is it huge, but is so much more than any other ‘regular’ playground.

It’s got all of your classic features, swings, slides and trampolines – but there is an entire ropes course section that could pass as its own playground at any other space.

Throw in a huge sandpit, cubby houses and climbing structure and you begin to understand how large this area actually is.

It’s got something for every age – and the dry creek bed filled with smooth white rocks are certainly a favourite for toddlers.

Each area teaches about Australian animals, from kangaroos, yabbies, possums and birds – it’s a space like nothing else.

Local artists Jeanette Jennings and Kylie Crampton worked with local primary schools Jells Park PS and Wheelers Hill PS to create the mosaics used on the turtle and yabbie features.

And lets not forget it’s location – situated super close to toilets and a café.

What else could you ask for?

Jells Park has been a family favourite long before this park was opened, with its two other playgrounds, wide open spaces, plus wonderful pathways for riding bikes or scooters.

There are plenty of barbecues, picnic shelters and shaded areas too.

But this playground really makes it a must visit destination.

· Next to Madeline’s Cafe in Jells Park. Enter off Waverley Road, just past the Waverley Womens Sports Centre.