Bollygum Park - Kinglake

Bollygum Park - Kinglake


A magical playground located at 40 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Kinglake, Victoria, Bollygum Park is based around the award winning children's book 'Bollygum' by Garry Fleming.

You will be enchanted as you wander along the shady paths of this 2.5 acre wonderland, from Bower Birds Nest with its sparkling blues treasures, across the bridge over the "creek"and pay a visit to platypus, whose house sits on the bank of the dry creek bed.

Continue down the path, bordered by native plantings, Indigenous message sticks, colourful storyboards and flora information panels to Wombats house with its artistically carved story wall, slides, mirrors and wombats hiding spot. You can enjoy Wombats favourite fishing spot by the large sandpit and he has even left a few fishing poles out for you.

The park is open 7 days per week/24 hours per day with plenty to enjoy.

See below for all the park amenities and features.

We have FREE BBQ's. Please be sure to clean up after yourself.

Play Equipment
Swings, slides, huts, tunnels and more. For the young and young at heart.

Toilets + Shelter + Accessibility + Baby Change

You can enjoy many parts of the park and there is plenty of parking.

Picnic Areas
Bring your picnic rug and basket and enjoy the day!

Magical Playground

Wander along the shady paths and dry watercourse and explore each enchanting element. Start at the Bower Bird's nest with its shiny blue trinkets, then past a large shady sandpit and cross one of the bridges to Platypus's House and make a pretend fire in the huge hearth.

Be careful not to scare platypus with the screeching from the music cylinder next to his house. Wander down the shady path, past the log bridges and massive log seat to Wombat's House which has beautiful carved murals on the walls, tunnel slide, spiral slide, distorting mirrors, speak and listen system and lots of unusual equipment to make sounds (not too loud though because Wombat might be snuggled up and sleeping).

Have a play with the mechanical digger in the big sandpit and then head to an area with lots of traversing elements such as a chain traverse, flying fox, bridge, monkey bars and hanging disks.

Head back up the hill to the main structure with Frogmouth's House and a climbing wall, ladders, walkways, wave slide, abacus, rope ladders, thin balance walkway, long high rope bridge for the daring kids, fireman's pole, dual metal slides (with shade sails above) and various fun musical instruments.

Frogmouths House

Frogmouths House is the main play structure of the park and has senior and junior sections so no one is left out. Among its many features are a climbing wall, monkey bars, rope bridges, flying fox, wave slide, bird nest swings, dual metal slide for racing (under cover) and many noisy musical elements and a talk and listen tubes.

Skate Park

For those older members of the family there is a architecturally designed skate park adjoining the playground with a bowl that opens into a street area with small euro, ledges, stairs, banks and quarter.

Also among the many features of the park are public toilets, electric BBQ, lots of shaded seating, picnic tables, disabled access and ample parking.

Suzanne Hyde

Bollygum Park is lovingly dedicated to Suzanne Hyde one of the founding members of The Bollygum Park Reserve Committee of Management. Sadly Suzanne, along with her husband Geoff perished in the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. Without Suzanne none of this would have been possible, her memory will live on forever in every smiling face that passes through the gates of Bollygum.

Bollygum Market has now ceased to operate. After 25 years Bollygum Market ceased operating in 2022.

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  40 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road Kinglake 3763 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 5786 1696
40 Whittlesea - Kinglake RoadKinglakeVictoria(03) 5786 1696

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