Positioned next to Minno Creek in Hawthorndene you will find an exceptional park for the whole family.  Apex Park, located on Watahuna Road, opposite Howthorndene Oval is the perfect place to take the kids. Whether they’re just starting to walk, or they’ve been walking for years, there’s something for everyone.

In this post we’ll go over what’s there, as well as the reasons you should try it out yourself.

What is at Hawthorndene Apex Park?

There is a lot to do at Hawthorndene Apex Park. The park boasts multiple playgrounds each suited to different ages. The park has lots of shade from trees, as well as an undercover area with a barbecue. There are picnic tables scattered throughout the park, and it is completely fenced in so its safer for the little ones around.

If you’re a tennis lover, bring your racquet and give the tennis courts a try. Next to the fenced off park there is also a BMX track for the older children, and keen riders.

If you’re looking for an outdoor venue for your child’s next birthday, look no further.  Hawthorndene Apex Park is the perfect venue, with public barbecues, ample seating, plenty of shade, the safety of an enclosed playground, and enough room for the whole family.

The possibilities are endless.

Good for Young and Old

Whether you’re looking for a place to take your toddler, or you want a relaxed place to sit in the shade with a cup of coffee, then you’ll love Hawthorndene Apex Park. The playground equipment is suitable from toddlers, all the way up to older children.

There is a rubber toddler bike track, as well as a BMX track next door for children are a little more experienced at riding.

Adults can relax at a picnic table with a coffee from Joan’s Pantry next door, or perhaps a game of tennis.

What Else is Close to Apex Park?

Once you and the little ones are all tuckered out, you could head to one of Hawthorndene’s original residents, Joan’s Pantry. This is a small cafe located just a short walk from the park, and is perfect for a small treat or lunch. Their menu is extensive, with a dedicated kids menu, all day breakfast options, and they love to use local produce.

Across the road from Joan’s Pantry is Hawthorndene Oval. This is the perfect place for those seeking a larger space for their kid’s to play a game of football or looking for somewhere to take the dog for a run.

Just a short drive away you’ll find Belair National Park. The huge park has lots of walking tracks, open space for kids to play, a playground and a nursery of Australian native plants. Just another treasure located in the City of Mitcham area.


Next time you’re looking for a relaxing day out with the family around the City of Mitcham, make sure to give Hawthorndene  Apex Park a try. It caters to all ages and is a great spot to relax. Why not go there after you’ve picked up a coffee from Joan’s Pantry next door?

If you have another suggestion similar to Apex Park, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love hearing about all the places you love to take the family!

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