We sometimes pop in to Lions Park on our way home from playgroup or go for a little afternoon play. My boys love the sand pit and scooter track, particularly coming around the bend and down the little hill. And the playground is even more fun now that the sand pit has been refilled and the digger can actually scoop up sand!
The medium sized playground has something for a range of ages.
- The shaded sand pit has built-in buckets, a conveyor belt and other things to help the kids enjoy playing in the sand.
- There are seven swings, including two with bucket seats and a disc swing.
- The in-ground dual slides are perfect for toddlers and good for preschoolers to race down.
- Behind the slides and swings is a grassed area, where you could easily kick a ball around or even fly a kite.
- Around the grassed area, there is a scooter/ bike track loop with a petrol station style cubby house for the kids to refuel as well as colourful poles for them to ride pass. Keep in mind that the track isn’t level and the kids will pick up speed.
- The spider climbing tower will keep the older kids entertained, my boys just like to swing on them at the moment.
- There is a half basketball court.
Keep in mind that only the sand pit has a shade sail over it. The rest of the playground only gets some shade in the afternoon from the trees on the western side. Unfortunately this means it can get very hot here in summer.
There is a dual BBQ with two picnic tables next to the sand pit and a bubbler in the middle of the playground that my boys always like to play with.
A toilet block was built towards the end of 2016. It is between the sand pit and community hall and has a baby change table, though no nappy bin.
Finding Lions Park
The park runs along Victoria Road. Entry is via Shaftsbury Road, just behind the Midas Service Centre on the corner of Victoria and Shaftsbury Road, down a driveway. There is off-street parking just as you enter, or you can follow the road around for more parking at the end.
A number of buses travel along Victoria Road and stop near Lions Park.