|The Latrobe City Council region incudes the major towns of Moe, Morwell and Traralgon plus Boolarra, Churchill, Newborough, Yallourn, Yallourn North and Yinnar. The best playgrounds in this area are:
Lions Park, Cnr Mitchells Rd and Waterloo Rd, Moe
An extensive array of play structures set over a large area. One section is a fantastic All Abilities area which is a series of ramps and steps with slides, rope climbing frames, net traverse, train engine with two steering wheels, large sand pit under shade sails with two mechanical scoops and a fun "production line", curved ladder, scrambling wall, curved mirror and other fun things. In the same area there are also climbing structures, balance beam, moving bridge, flying fox, horizontal bars, three large cubby houses, large wooden statues of horses, wooden dray, various music making equipment, unusual swings, twisted sheets climbing structure, huge spiral slide, "arc slide", "hapi-sound cylinder", two horse springers and separate wave slide.
There are BBQs, shelter, shaded and unshaded tables and seats in this area. Water taps. Absolutely brilliant!
Another area close by has a big metal slide down the side of a big hill, real flying fox (zip line) and four swings (one with safety chain) and a structure with curved slide, scrambling wall, ladder, steering wheel, shop front, tunnel, chain traverse, log roll and small flying fox. Shaded table.
Morwell Town Common Playground, White Street, Morwell
Large wooden adventure playground which was built in six days by 2500 volunteers in 1998. Includes lots of ramps, walkways and levels with nooks and crannies to explore. There are balance beams, spiral slide, wave ladder, tic-tac-toe, music making instruments, sand pit with mechanical scoop, scrambling wall, chain nets and monkey bars. Large array of swings of various types.
Large grassy area next to the playground. Toilets including a family room with changing table and toddler size toilet. Shelter with BBQs. Shelter with tables and unshaded tables. Water tap.
Newman Park, Peterkin St, Traralgon
Fantastic playground with a huge range of play equipment. There is a large castle structure with lots of levels, steps, walkways and ramps plus spiral, curved and straight slides, triple slide and spiral ladder. Next to this is a large sandpit with mechanical scoop, swings, real flying fox (zip line) and four person pommel bounce. Also a large purple and green climbing structure with lots of obstacles and two surfboard springers. Colourful maze with lots of fun and interesting panels with games.
Another large area with the theme "Newman Park Station" which seems to be a combination of a train station and a cattle station! It includes ramps, ladders, climbing wall, dual slides, straight slides, various panels with games, devices which say "Tickets please" and other train related noises and sayings, train and carriages with traversing possibilities. Fair amount of roofs in this area which provide some shade.
Shelter with BBQ and table. Plenty of unshaded tables and seats. Toilets including baby changing room and water tap. There is an area with two shelters, BBQ and tables. Liberty swing. Grassy areas.
To top it off the playground is next to a miniature train track. Trains run in the afternoon on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Hubert Osborne Park, Seymour Street, Traralgon
Extensive playground which has helicopter, long traverse across equipment, two structures and swings. The main structure has a wave slide, curved slide, hanging disks, rope bridge, scrambling wall, tunnel, climbing wall, walkway, chain ladder and shop front. The smaller structure has a wave slide, disks on a vertical pole, shop fronts, scrambling wall, inclined climber bridge, monkey bars, stepping stones and balance bream with obstacles. The traversing line has a curved rope ladder, climbing wall, horizontal hanging ladder, hanging steps and hanging disks.
The grassy (sloping) area has unshaded tables and seats and BBQ.
Reviews of all playgrounds in the Latrobe City council region are here:
Other family activities in Latrobe City region include:
Old Gippstown in Moe (an historical township filled with authentic buildings and décor), Hyland Lake in Churchill (lake is stocked with rainbow trout), Immigration Park in Morwell (Gippsland Immigration Wall, playground, walking track around Kernot Lake and fishing (regularly stocked with rainbow trout), Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell (seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard), Morwell Tenpins (26 lanes of bowling), Newman Park Miniature Railway (operates on the fourth Sunday of each month (February - November), Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (63km from Traralgon to Stratford), Morwell Centenary Rose Garden (landscaped gardens planted with over 3000 roses), Morwell Indoor Pool (toddler pool and eight lane indoor 25m pool), Moe - Yallourn Rail Trail (8km route which follows the route of the former railway line that serviced the Yallourn Power Station) and Moe - Tyers Junction Rail Trail (follows the route of an old government tramway that carried timber out of the Tyers Valley)