Cooinda Park McKenzie Street West (Cnr Norma Street), Golden Square
Also known as ‘Slide Park’; the long slippery dips at Cooinda Park are a huge hit with the kiddies, big or small. There are two swings (one a toddler swing), a climbing ball, two smaller slides and a few monkey bars, as well as heaps of room to kick the footy.
The park also has two picnic tables, but also ample space for you to have a picnic under the huge trees.
Rosalind Park Corner of View Street and Pall Mall
This beautiful park was created in 1851, with plenty of walkways (great for roller skates and scooters), a rotunda and an adventure perfect fern gully.
The playground (part of Camp Hill Primary School) is open during non-school hours and has small slides, climbing decks, a fireman’s pole and bridge, a sandpit, drinking fountain and paved seating areas. A large climbing net has also been installed to cater for older children. The play space is accessible to wheelchairs in most areas.
Lake Weeroona Corner of Nolan and Napier Streets
A pretty cool playground, although it does get quite busy at times. Lake Weeroona has a walking/cycling track around the perimeter of the lake AND a resident coffee van and The Boardwalk Restaurant. Niice.
All three parks (above) are on the Bendigo Creek Trail, a walking/cycling path than runs from No.7 Reservoir, through Kangaroo Flat and the centre of Bendigo, all the way to White Hills.
Crook Street Park Crook Street, Strathdale
This park has a toddler area (with a climbing frame, slide and swings) and an area for older children with three slides, monkey bars, a flying fox and swings.
There is also a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs.
Crook Street Park, or Strathdale Park, also has a barbeque, seating, plenty of room for picnics and to kick the footy, as well as a duck pond nearby.
Here’s a list of all the playgrounds in the Bendigo area.
Thanks to Alex (11) and Tessa (8) of Bendigo for their contribution.