Volcano Playground at Faulkner Park is close
to the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre providing access to toilets and a
café. It is surrounded by the Faulkner Park lake network, adjacent to
the library and the City’s Civic Centre and across the road from the
Belmont Forum Shopping Centre.
The playground has a number of barbecues, benches, picnic tables and shade sails and is fully enclosed. The playground entry gates are unlocked around 6am and locked at around sunset each evening.
This playground caters for all of the family
and incorporates numerous methods of play including water play, flying
play, sand play, theme play and a toddler playground.
The theme is a ruined village with a central
volcano. A footpath spirals to the top of the volcano and there are
slides to get down. Mist emerges from the top of the volcano simulating
smoke/lava. Foggers are placed amongst the palms and stepping stones
that the children can run through. There are four jumping jewels where
water shoots out from the ground in a ball and the kids can try to catch
The cableway is a flying fox with disabled
access ramp which swings the kids across the area and catapults them
back. There are two sets of swings for both younger and older children.
There is a shaded sand pit area with two sand tables and a separate sand/water play area.
There is a ship wreck with 3D animals such as
crocodiles, sharks and turtles coming out of the softfall for the kids
to play on. There are totem poles, big Easter island tribal heads and
the footpath has horse shoe marks pressed into the concrete.
The shaded toddlers playground contains lots
for toddlers to do and play on, including Spica, Spinning bowl,
Cubbyhouse, Ship with water-ski, binoculars, megaphones and mini slide.
Volcano Playground is an extremely popular playground. It is used by both residents and visitors to the City.