A fantastic new beach-side playground has opened in Secret Harbour
Secret Harbour is now home to an amazing new beachside playground that is full of ingenuity, colour and challenges for kids of all ages.
The Harbour Playground is located next to the Secret Harbour Foreshore and adjacent to the Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club. My two children and I visited this beautiful park on the way home from a short break down south.
We stopped by on a public holiday, so of course the playground was crazy busy and full of families enjoying a day away from work. There were a number of people making good use of the public barbeques and undercover picnic tables, or having a picnic on the sprawling green lawn.
The Harbour Playground has a unique play structure that has been built into the hill. You can reach the top of the structure via a path from the bottom of the hill, which also has slides built into the side, or the kids can climb up to the top platform via a circular rope ladder or tackle the rock steps along the side.
My oldest daughter is three and walking up the hill is sooooo 12 months ago. She would prefer to climb the little rock steps on the side with the bigger kids, while poor mummy watches on with a pounding heart, ready to catch her if needed.
Below the play structure are some really cool rope ladders, plus a roundabout and a sand and water play area to the side.
The Harbour Playground also has a separate area for toddlers, which has age-appropriate slides, rockers and musical play, plus sensory play. There are also two small, fully enclosed spinning cups, which are just big enough for two small children to climb into, and a small birds’ nest swing.
The playground has an interesting swing – it’s a bit like a double flying fox, but with a birds’ nest seat instead of two separate seats, so lots of children can have a ride at the same time.
There are no toilets at the park itself, although the closest are only a short walk away at the nearby surf lifesaving club. You will find water fountains within the playground.
The entire playground is fenced and has latched gates. The foreshore and beach are just a short walk away, meaning that the playground is the perfect spot for a family play, followed by a swim and a barbeque in the sunshine.
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Essential Information The Harbour Playground
Palisades Boulevard, Secret Harbour