Goldsworthy Reserve Playground

Goldsworthy Reserve playground is a new nature based playground inspired by Wadawurrung stories.

The new playground spans 4700 square metres of land behind the Goldsworthy Reserve athletics track. Pathways lead from Goldsworthy Road, Delaware Street and Maryland Drive.

The playground is based around the stories and landscape of the Wadawurrung.

Large sand area

The sand forms the shape of Corio bay, (Kooraioo) with various pieces of play equipment dotted throughout. 

The area is surrounded on one side by small mounds, the You Yangs, (Wurdi Youang, big hills), and in front is a meeting area with granite stones for storytelling.

On the other side is the long lawn projecting into the sand, the Bellarine Penninsula, (Bella-wiyn, place one rested on their elbow by the fire).

Water play is prominent in the area and there are fossils to discover in the sand, the Thunderbird.

Small hill area

Surrounding Geelong are small hills, like Mt Duneed, (Jerringot, place of small hills surrounded by water). Basalt rock, views across country, small animal trails through hill, bouncing trampolines and slide.

Large hill area

Tree structure for viewing the area, rope play, eel basket, (Buniya binhak) to lower area.

Flying fox

The flying fox (Balyang) flies through the night sky and so can you with this double seat zip line.

Climbing walls

Timber climbing wall and a large mound for climbing.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 29 June 2021