Playground closure

Unfortunately, Skinners Adventure Playground will be closed Saturday 25 March. The closure is due to unforeseen circumstances.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday:  3.30 to 5.30 pm. 

Weekends and school holidays: 12 midday to 4.30 pm.

Closed on public holidays.

Contact Daniel Fry 0421 989 869, or 0403 085 073 for all Park Inquiries.

Opening hours are subject to change due to extreme weather events (heat, wet weather, and storms) and staff availability. The playgrounds may be closed:

  • when the temperature exceeds 35°C,
  • when the forecast temperature is 38°C or above
  • if the temperature reaches 35°C while the playgrounds are open
  • during hail, heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms
  • due to poor air quality due to smoke from bush fires or pollution
  • for maintenance, safety audits, staff training and targeted activities
  • when programs and activities for specific groups of children are being hosted at the Playground

Note: hours generated automatically on search engines such as Google or listed in blogs or articles are not always accurate.


Play Structure Removal

Council has completed works, removing the aged and damaged Play Equipment from the Skinners Park.

This removal will return public access to the previously fenced off section of the playground.

Further information regarding new playground equipment for the area will be finalised in the coming months.

Short term improvements: Skinners, South Melbourne had some of its play equipment fenced off as it had reached the end of its life. It has now been removed.

Longer term improvements: the 10-year financial plan has allocated $3.445m for Skinners and St Kilda to be upgraded.

The upgrades will be informed by the following design principles. That Adventure Playgrounds will:

  • Facilitate risky (but safe) play
  • Be accessible, safe and welcoming for all: meeting DDA compliance and CEPTED best practice
  • Provide a connection to nature and the natural environment
  • Place children and young people at the heart of design
  • Provide a unique aesthetic that recognises the past and is delivered for the future

Consultation to inform the upgrades will occur in the 22/23 financial year.


Membership intake may be limited at this time.

Membership (enrollment), is open to young people five to 12 years who live or play in the City of Port Phillip.

Membership for children aged eight to 11 years (Middle Years) is encouraged due to the nature of the member activities and the play infrastructure.


South Melbourne is unable to accept group bookings such as birthday groups, however, please be in contact for community/NFP type of agency bookings. 

Contact South Melbourne Adventure Playground

Online: Online Services
Phone: 03 9209 6777
Mobile: 0403 085 073/0421 989 869.  
Street address: 211a Dorcas Street, South Melbourne
Post address: Private Bag No 3, PO St Kilda, 3182

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