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Buckler Park, The Surrounds Helensvale

The Surrounds at Helensvale is home to this innovative playground, which was designed to give children the chance to enjoy a tactile and sensory adventure, with plenty of play elements as well as the opportunity to take safe risks and challenge their bodies and minds. For the bigger kids, a large, double climbing cube-type structure is the highlight of the playground. Slides are accessed from various climbing points, with the challenge being that the slides have no platforms or stairs attached to them and must be accessed by the rope nets. Not one for little kids or those not fond of climbing – but they will be easily pleased with the other equipment including trampolines, rope swing and a flying fox!

For the younger children or those less confident with climbing, there is another smaller playground with a couple of slides and stairs, a ride-on jeep and a see-saw. If you’re looking for some messy play, this is also the place for you! A sand and water play area will keep the kids occupied for hours.

Popular for birthday parties, there is a large picnic table shelter with bbqs, tables and bench seats. This shelter from the elements and drinking fountains are much needed, as unfortunately the playground relies on natural shade and it can get very hot during the Summer days. We recommend visiting early in the morning or later in the afternoon to be out of the worst of the heat. A cafe and toilet facilities are available at the nearby community centre, making it every parent’s dream location.

Need to know:

  • Address: Cnr Emerald & Laurel Drives, Helensvale
  • Facilities: street parking, toilets available

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