Buxton Park offers local residents and visitors over 8 hectares of recreational space. Featuring an impressive children's playground, exercise equipment, picnic facilities and open grassy areas, this park caters for all members of the family.
The most interesting feature of the playground is a long caterpillar-like structure covered by synthetic turf. The rises and falls of the caterpillar "body" are used for running, climbing, resting and general fitness training.
Children will love the custom designed Garden Tower, reaching a height of 8.7 metres. This tower incorporates climbing nets and ropes, a lookout and two enclosed slides. Nearby, three in-ground trampolines, rockers and a row of swings (netted, regular and toddler) provide continued enjoyment.
The playground is partially sheltered by white material sails.
Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate a digitally-interactive cross-training circuit (there's also an undercover area with more traditional exercise equipment).
A row of sheltered picnic tables with electric barbeque facilities overlook the playground. Additional gazebos are scattered throughout the parkland, allowing for use by multiple groups of people.
Concrete paths travel alongside much of the wetlands and around the perimeter of the park, allowing families to enjoy a scenic walk or bicycle ride away from any traffic hazards.
A modern toilet block with handicapped facilities is clearly visible at the main park entrance.
Limited parking is provided along the park frontage - local residents may find it easier to walk or cycle to the venue.