A new $1.2 million park in Tarneit featuring a forest garden and giant slide has opened.
The Universal Road Park at Newhaven Tarneit also includes some undercover swings, meaning youngsters can continue playing if it rains.
The outdoor space also has climbing nets, walls and frames, an open lawn and a shaded picnic area.
The forest garden contains a meandering pathway and colourful landscaping.
The park has been designed by property developer Peet and Urban Edge Landscape, in conjunction with a website that reviews playgrounds and cafes in the western suburbs.
Peet Limited chief executive and managing director Brendan Gore said that Newhaven Tarneit would give local families space to enjoy themselves.
Tamara Chan, sales manager at home building company Langdon – which recently opened a new display house at Newhaven – said that area’s park would offer families, which did not have a large yard at home, the chance to enjoy the outdoors.
In August this year, Peet Limited also opened a new part in the Cornerstone Werribee area.
Raffles Walk Park at Cornerstone Werribee was inspired by the You Yangs Regional Park.
The park has large boulders for climbing, which range from 50 to 80 tonnes in weight and stand up to three metres tall, along with a climbing course with ropes, platforms, a lookout tower and a curving slide.
For more information about Universal Road Park, see: www.peet.com.au/communities/melbourne-and-victoria/newhaven/community/universal-park