Renovation puts playground on the map

Eva and Mum Elise having a ball at Hawthorn's Yarra Bank Reserve. Pictures: Rob Carew

By Melissa Meehan

Who doesn’t love a playground with a bit of water during summer?

For my tribe and I it’s almost a must have on those warmer days.

So if you feel the same, look no further than Yarra Bank Reserve in Hawthorn.

You probably guessed from its name it’s located on the banks of the Yarra River, and you’d be right.

It’s a really big playground (and fenced – woohoo) so the kids can spend hours here.

It has recently been upgraded, so the play equipment is very new and the water pumping area is a hit with kids of all ages.

And has so many interactive areas, it’s one of our faves.

Be sure to check it out.