Garden of adventure: Montrose Community Playground

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Venturing to the Valley? Make a pit stop at Montrose Community Playground, a Yarra Valley playground hidden amongst bushland and brimming with outdoor fun for little ones.

The community built park is located at the base of Mount Dandenong in the Yarra Valley and the perfect place to pull up and play on your way to the Dandenong Ranges.

Montrose Community Playground sign with sky in the background

For little ones looking to burn off some of that never ending energy, there are plenty of heart-pounding activities to try. With stacks of wooden bridges to explore, climbing walls to master and a tower of nets to test out, kids will be sky high in fun. And don’t forget the numerous slides and swing sets as well!

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Not only large in size, but also in imagination, Montrose Community Playground brings children into a garden of sensory delight.

Take a ride on the bug and motorbike rides, check out the animal sculptures and explore the Montrose Library cubby house, one of three different themed cubby houses that are scattered throughout the park.

mother and daughter at Montrose Community Playground

Designed for children of all abilities, the playground also features plenty of shaded areas and paths to explore.

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Montrose Community Playground

Getting there:

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road
Montrose Recreation Reserve,
Montrose VIC 3765

Playground and activities

  • Nature play, sensory play, imaginative play, active play
  • Slides, swings, wooden bridges and a giant net to climb
  • Three themed cubby houses and sensory garden
  • All abilities playground open year-round


  • Toilets
  • BBQ, picnic tables and shade area
  • Sports Pavilion, tennis courts, netball courts and sports oval
  • Open grass and trees

Find more great play spaces to visit with the kids in our archives, including a list of Australia’s award-winning very best playgrounds.

(images via Yarra Ranges Council)

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