The playground at Carmen Drive Reserve was upgraded, as part of works to improve the Carmen Drive shops. It opened on 10th December. And we took advantage of a low smoke haze today to pop by for a little play and afternoon tea from the bakery across the road.
We love that it’s fenced (though not a child proof gate). And there are toilets, plus lots of new parking spaces.
Such a big improvement on the old playground!
We’re happy to report, that during the coronavirus pandemic, shade sails were put in over the playground. Plus two new picnic tables with covers have been installed.
There’s not much really for little ones to play with, except the baby swing. Though thankfully now an interactive board has been installed in between the legs of the climbing play gym.
The new playground at Carmen Drive Reserve is definitely more one for kids 4-7yr olds, who are confident enough climbers and balancers.
Right next to the playground is a toilet block, with a baby change table. And there are some seats and a picnic table. Plus, two covered picnic tables on the outside of the fence across from the shops.
And across the road, are the Carmen Drive Shops, with a bakery and cafe plus other shops.
The upgrade of the reserve also included adding over 20 parking spots, which are accessed from Oakes Road.
Find Carmen Drive Reserve
Carmen Drive Reserve is across the road from Carmen Drive shops, with a cafe and take away food places. There is street parking on Carmen Drive and parking spots next to the playground in the park.