Volcano Playground

BBQ facilities
Picnic tables
Public toilets
Drink fountain
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 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 it. 

Another element of play equipment draws on a 'Lost Island' theme with a large tree house structure. The tree house consists of two towers connected via a wobbly bridge with a 6m high tube slide coming off the tallest tower.

Flying play
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.

Sand Play
There is a shaded sand pit area with two sand tables and a separate sand/water play area.

Theme Play
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. 

Toddlers Playground
The shaded toddlers playground has been designed specifically for children under the age of 5, including crawling babies. The play space provides a variety of activities that encourage social interaction, imaginative play and the development of motor skills. Equipment includes a double swing, tactile panels, rainforest themed springers, an adventure jeep, petal drums, calypso chimes and multi-play units with slides.
Volcano Playground is an extremely popular playground. It is used by both residents and visitors to the City.