Playground Finder allows you to search for over 4000 playgrounds throughout Australia.
PlaygroundFinder.com has been promoting play and playgrounds to Australian families for ten years!
Playground Finder is the ultimate handy tool for families. Use it in your local area to find playgrounds you didn’t know existed. Use it when travelling to discover convenient break spots where the kids can let off steam. The Playground Finder app is slick, well-designed, easy to use and really, really convenient.
Presents nearby playgrounds on a map
Allows you to search for playgrounds by typing in a suburb
Shows playground detail including features, reviews, photos, location and directions
Allows you to rate and add a review to an existing playground
Prompts you to add a photo to an existing playground
Allows you to save favourite or ‘wish list’ playgrounds
Enables you to add a playground to the system
Support of new Playground Finder website
Playground Finder login
Bug fixes for maps
Ratings and Reviews
Not as Comprehensive As it Should be
I note that it does not show many of the playgrounds in rural areas. Would be great for users to add these missing grounds.
Great idea and initiative. App is a little buggy though. Contrary to the app description it does not allow you to add photos to reviews by others or add photos to your own review after submitting, so consequently many playground listings have no photo. A submission date against each review would be helpful to users, along with distance from current location. Nearby coffee or cafe would be a simple addition but very useful info (there is a Perth site dedicated to this type of info). Map is also sometimes very slow to load. Website is better, but not as convenient.
Great idea, but problems galore
I have tried using this app many times in the last few months and most of the time it is useless... It won't find any parks for me, not even the ones that it found when I first downloaded the app, nor the 10 I took ages to add. I deleted the app and tried to download it again, but its still doing the same thing.
The adding a playground feature was full of bugs, and was a bit clumsy, it did not allow me to add any pictures and now when I go to find any of the ones I entered s month or 2 down the track, they don't seem to exist. Very frustrating!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.