Fitzroy Adventure Playground locally known as Cubbies, offers a safe “backyard” for the children of inner city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy; a safe place to play, enjoy friendships and develop. It is a mixture of child focused play and activity programs under the direction of staff engaged through Save the Children Australia.
In June 2017 a new playscape call Coal Flowers. It features 5 poles on the top of which are pods made of steel and recycled rubber from coal mine conveyor belts. The petals house 25 solar panels generating electricity for the Hut building on-site. Work has commenced with a grant from the State Government and contributions from a number of generous community minded donors and philanthropic trusts.
Many of the Cubbies children come from newly arrived communities and live on the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate.
Cubbies opened its gates in 1974, providing children living in the local area with a ‘backyard’ space in which they can play freely and creatively to pursue personal development and growth.
Cubbies as it was in the 1970s
Cubbies is supported by the City of Yarra and generous community donors and benefactors
Cubbies is operated by Save the Children Australia.