COVID-19 update: Starting Friday 24 September, we are trialing an opening of the adventure playgrounds as public play spaces. South Melbourne (Skinners) and St Kilda adventure playgrounds will be open from dawn to dusk daily during this trial, in line with current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions. Please see Adventure playgrounds for details and conditions of entry.
Adventure playgrounds will remain closed if the weather is predicted to be over 35 degrees or, if the temperature reaches 35 degrees whilst open, the playgrounds will need to close. The Adventure Playgrounds will remain closed or will close early during storms or instances of air pollution/strong wind or risk to health or maintenance.
Open daylight hours 7 days.
Membership intake is limited at this time.
Membership (enrolment) is open to young people five to 12 years who live/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.
For St Kilda Adventure Playground Membership please contact us for information.
Contact information for additional information is below.
General public are welcome to visit (no membership required for visits) all visitors must be accompanying a young person.
Party and community bookings
Bookings and gatherings are not permitted under current restrictions.
The St. Kilda Adventure Playground no longer accepts birthday party bookings.
This is due to limited activity space. Often on weekends, Playground Workers need to utilise the area that was hired for birthday parties for member based activities.
We are happy to assist and make accommodations for families that may rely on the birthday party bookings due to personal circumstance.
This may include families living in transitional housing, lower income families, families with complex living arrangements or the like. We work with our community partners to support/engage families connected with varied services. This support includes utilising the community and family friendly Adventure Playground spaces. If you would like to hire the space for a birthday party and believe you identify with the above mentioned circumstances, please speak with staff or call 0432005346 to arrange a special booking. There is no hire fee for such arrangements.
We cannot accommodate large groups without a booking/site manager approval (due to limited undercover/seating).
Child Safe Standards
The City of Port Phillip has an ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of young people.
Adventure Playground Program facilitators follow strict adherence to child safety standards when operating scheduled programs.
We enact these commitments via the Child Safe Standards, formally endorsed by Council on 15 November 2017.
If a staff member suspects or receives a report that a child is the subject of abuse or negative treatment they are obliged to report it through the appropriate channels so it can be escalated through Child Protection authorities.
All complaints raised will be treated with strict privacy, seriousness and confidentiality.
All Adventure Playground Staff have robust prevention, training, supervision and reporting activities to ensure a child’s safety.
For general information on Victoria Government Guidelines and Legislation see Child Safe-Standards Resources DHHS.
For general information on the City of Port Phillips position please, see our Child Safe Standards.