Pascoe Vale Parks
Being close to both the CBD and the airport, Pascoe Vale is a great place for anyone whose work life requires commuting. But this suburb also has lots to offer in the way of recreation.
Shore Reserve, 20 Woodlands Avenue
This is our go-to park with the furry member of the family. Shore Reserve is an off-leash park which means the dog can get the run around it needs. There are three BBQs available, and as there are also toilets, a drinking fountain and tables this is also the perfect park for a picnic or a sausage sizzle if the weather is fine enough. There is a shade area for the really hot days and the oval is perfect for kick to kick or a family cricket match (when organised sport is not being played). Shore Reserve also features a fantastic playground with equipment such as a slide, ladder, and sandpit. In keeping with the circus theme, there is a ‘clown swing’ which also rotates for that extra thrill. A wonderful family park, it also has the benefit of being right next to a tram stop, so you can forget the worry of finding a park.
Kelvin Thomson Park, 21 Cleve Road
This park features an open grassy area as well as bushland which include long walking paths and a playground. The tracks are perfect for quiet strolls with the dog, which must be on leash, or you can up the fitness quotient and run around them. The kids will love the playground and there is also a flying fox for the older and more adventurous children. A drinking fountain is available and there is a basketball half-court with ring. Kelvin Thomson Park has had recent upgrades so the equipment is fairly new and there has been new planting to ensure the park stays as attractive in the future.
Gavin Park, 42-46 Northumberland Road
This park is along part of the line where the Westbreen Creek was piped, and it makes a great place for walking and cycling. There is a playground for the kids, BBQs, shelter and seating. The pathways are paved, so perfect for walking the dog (which must be kept on the leash). This park & playground is very toddler friendly and the perfect place for families to enjoy some time together.