19 Sep

Pirate Island Park Playground Review

In honour of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), Robert Ulysses explores Pirate Island park, Palm Beach.

Robert Ulysses climbs the life-size pirate ship, testing out the various equipment including rope gangways and nets, slippery slide and musical instruments. Sand covers the majority of the playground floor and makes a great textural element that can occupy children for hours on its own. The sand covers buried treasure for children to excavate and find with a treasure map drawn on the wall of the "Buccaneer's Cave".

It's an excellent location for Pirate-themed birthday parties.

The playground took out a Queensland State award in the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Awards 2010 in the play space category, as well as receiving a high commendation in the national awards.

Parents can grab a takeaway coffee before watching their little pirates enjoy the playground, or give the kids a break from their play and have a lunchtime meal at the on-site Dune Cafe offering breakfast and lunch from 7.30am.

The park now also offers two brand new amenities areas - one adjoining the cafe, and another at the southern end of the pirate ship that provides great options for parents with littlies. Disabled toilets are available in each of the amenities areas, as well as change rooms and showers.

Read our full review below to learn more about the playground.

Special Thanks to Ross Bugden - Music for his ♩♫ Epic Pirate Music ♪♬ - Pirate Crew (Copyright and Royalty Free) check it out at: https://goo.gl/8nYwjL

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Playground Review

Located just off the Gold Coast Highway, the park offers ample parking and easy access from the local bus route.
Pirate Island Park is a free park accessible to the public 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
A great park for toddlers to school-aged children that stirs their imaginations and transports them into the world of Pirates.
The park is not fully fenced and does back onto a shallow lagoon or the parking lot. Children should be supervised at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the park. The Pirate ship, Treasure Map cave and surrounding equipment are well designed and generally kid-friendly, although the slide is fast and both children and adults have hurt themselves landing on the hard surface at the base.

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