Braybrook's Much-Loved Aeroplane Playground Reopened after Fire Destroyed it in 2015

  • Family
    All Ages

Aviation fans rejoice - the beloved Aeroplane Playground in Braybrook destroyed by arson days before Christmas in 2015 has now been fully restored, upgraded, and released to the eager public!

Image Credit: Maribyrnong City Council

The new playground has retained the flight theme of the original playground and was built with the input of local residents and designers, including BiGfiSh, who designed the original layout (and ellaslist favourite Mimi the Muttaburrasaurus Park in Yarraville). With a wealth of equipment, it's suitable for all ages for plenty of outdoor fun and challenges.

Image Credit: Maribyrnong City Council

A popular item in this unique and iconic park is again the giantic traffic control tower, alongside climbable steel aeroplane (check out the swings under the wings! A toddler swing with harness, two standard swings and a nest swing), a tarmac to run along, baggage carousel and even a terminal with seating for you to wait your turn.

Image Credit: Maribyrnong City Council

Other fun equipment includes slides, rope walks, aeroplane-shaped rockers, ramps, a spinning net, poles, and seats, musical steps to stamp on, and flying foxes. 

Image Credit: Maribrynong City Council

Alongside the playground, the rebuilt park includes exercise equipment, plenty of green grass to kick a footy on, a scooter and bike track, community garden, and picnic area.

It's a gorgeous, brightly-coloured playground your kids will no doubt have a fabulous time in. Well worth a trip!

Image Credit: Maribyrnong City Council

What you need to know

  • Where: 107 Churchill Ave, Braybrook, next to the Braybrook Community Hub
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Toilets: There are no public toilets at the park itself, but the library next door has toilet access.
 

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