St Kilda Adventure Playground

Find opening hours, booking and contact details for St Kilda Adventure Playground.

It is with absolute joy that we welcome our enrolled members back to St Kilda Adventure Playground.

From Monday 28 September 2020, both South Melbourne (Skinners) and St Kilda Adventure Playgrounds will reopen in adherence with the Victorian Government restrictions permitting a maximum group gathering outdoors of five people (which can include two households).

Note: The adventure playgrounds are only reopening to currently-registered users at this stage. Wider access will be introduced once Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions ease further.

If you are a registered member and would like to book a time to visit our playground, please contact our team leader to discuss via StKildaAP@portphillip.vic.gov.au 

For the latest updates, see Events, Services and Program Changes.

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/risk to health.

General hours

The St Kilda Adventure Playground is open everyday except Monday.

School term Monday: Closed
School term Tuesday to Friday: 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Weekends: 12 midday - 4.30 pm
School Holidays: 12 midday - 4.30 pm

Membership Information - Not Taking New Members at this time.

Membership (enrolment) is open to young people five to 12 years who live and 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.

For St Kilda Adventure Playground Membership please contact us for information. Conditions apply, please confer with site management for membership criteria.

You can also find information on the City of Port Phillip Youth and Middle Years Commitments.

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 bookings and group visits

We are not taking party bookings or visits at this time.

The Adventure Playground is a strict no Nuts, Alcohol, no Smoking and no Profanity zone.

Please do not bring foods into the Playground that may contain nuts. This may get mixed in with other foods, shared etc with persons who have allergies.

We strongly discourage the use of 'one use items'. Please either use biodegradable decorations, plates/cups/cutlery or alternatively we can provide you with plastic cups/plates for children.

For sustainable decoration ideas and inspiration please have a look at sites like Pintrest.

As the adventure playground is for 5 to 11 year old children, parties are ideally for children between this age bracket. We cannot accommodate parties for children over 12.

St Kilda Adventure Playground is available for limited party bookings.

Large groups are not accepted without a reservation.

Bookings made through the Council facilities page online form are expressions of interest only until confirmed by the Playground management in writing.

If your requested date is not available, we will work with you to try and organise an alternative date.

Party bookings are only available for selected Saturdays and Sundays, from 12.30 to 2 pm and 2.30 to 4 pm.

Party bookings secure the use of the party area (an undercover area with table), the barbecue and kitchen facilities. The rest of the Playground is open to the public during parties.

To make a booking on behalf of a school, not-for-profit, education provider, charity organisation or similar agency, please email the St Kilda Adventure Playground site manager as per the below contact details.

Fee schedule for birthday bookings

All payments are payable to all Council Customer Service Counters.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, money order or credit card (merchant card fees apply).

The guardian making the St Kilda Adventure Playground booking is responsible for the children attending on the date booked.

July 2019 to June 2020 fee schedule

Non Residents of City of Port Phillip Council

Full fee $250

Pension/healthcare card fee $150

Resident of the City of Port Phillip Council

Full fee $125

Pension/healthcare card fee $50

Cancellations

The St Kilda Adventure Playground will not open under the following circumstances:

  • Poor weather such as strong forecast of a storm as predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Heat; if the forecast is predicted to be over 38 degrees, the site will not open that day.
  • Due to staff sickness or unforeseen circumstance such as unscheduled maintenance.

The St Kilda Adventure Playground will be closed prematurely under the following circumstances:

  • Heat; if the temperature reaches 35 degrees, the Playground will close.
  • Due to staff sickness or unforeseen circumstance such as unscheduled maintenance.
  • Changes in weather such as the occurrence of a storm or strong wind.

If your booking is interrupted due to the closure, or the premature closure, of the Playground and you have paid for the booking, the City of Port Phillip will refund your booking fee as per the Council Hire Booking Terms and Conditions (PDF 127 KB).

Refunds are issued via Bank Cheque and posted to your residential address.

Please retain your copy of the payment receipt as the receipt reference number is needed to process your refund. Eftpos fees are not refundable.

Note: The Adventure Playground does not issue refunds for ‘change of mind bookings’.

Cancellations must be made in writing to the stkildaap@portphillip.vic.gov.au no less than 24 business hours prior to the booking commencement to be eligible for a fee refund.

Sustainability

St Kilda Playground is trying to promote recycling, up-cycling, sustainability and the importance of looking after our environment.

We are proud of our sustainable commitments, vertical gardens, composting and sustainable art practises.

We accept donations of Arts & Crafts items that we use in our activities (depending on the items). Email the playground for more information.

We discourage the use of 'single use items' such as:

  • balloons and straws
  • streamers and decorations
  • non-recyclable plates and cutlery
  • food that is packaged or non-recyclable packaging.

Please use our labelled bins when disposing of waste to ensure appropriate items are being placed in appropriate bins. Encourage young people to also use correct bins.

For more information please see the City of Port Phillip's Sustainability Plans.

Child Safe Standards

The City of Port Phillip has an ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of young people.

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.

Contact St Kilda Adventure Playground

For enquiries, bookings or questions, please contact us.

Email: StKildaAP@portphillip.vic.gov.au 
Phone: 03 9209 6348
Mobile: 0432 005 346
Street Address: Neptune St, St Kilda Melbourne
Postal Address: Private Bag No 3, PO St Kilda, 3182

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