Even if you have the space at home, sometimes it’s nice to host a party at the park. Your house maintains the status quo, the kids burn energy galore and you get to soak up some glorious vitamin D (hopefully!). Here’s a list of local parks that we think have the icing on the (birthday) cake when it comes to hosting a party AKA they have at a minimum:
Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville
This lovely, peaceful spot on the water has a modern playground, BBQs and tables but you might need to consider bringing picnic blankets or a marquee to fully mark your territory as it is popular (for good reason!).
Bicentennial Park, Concord West
Bicentennial Park has so much to offer including multiple areas/pavilions to host parties. It is such a gorgeous space, a party here will be sure to impress.
ELS Hall Park, North Ryde
This is a wonderful, neat and tidy playground that is perfectly suited to parties but you might need to get in early to reserve the tables available!
Golden Grove Bicentennial Park, West Pymble
Golden Grove Park is a lovely setting for a party that kids aged 2-10 will adore. There is a great undercover picnic area, access to coffee at the Aquatic Centre, plus pathways for bikes and scooters!
Kissing Point Park, Putney
This riverside park is a popular spot for picnickers, and why not! It has a BBQ, toilets, picnic tables and plenty of grass to claim as your own. Don’t forget to bring scooters and bikes to this awesome spot!
Lachlan’s Line Park, Macquarie Park
Young skaters will love a party at Lachlan’s Line which includes a small skate park and some other fun equipment for kids aged 1-8 years.
Livvi’s Place, Yamble Reserve, Ryde
Livvi’s Place, Ryde is an AWESOME spot for a kid’s party but it seems this is a well-known fact! Tables have been known to be ‘taken’ for parties from 5am in the morning on weekends!
Lions Park, West Ryde
Plenty of tables, barbecues and parking for the adults, plus plenty of activities and space for the kiddies. Don’t let Victoria Road put you off this gem as there is a sturdy fence and lots of shielding trees.
McIlwaine Park, Rhodes
This one is a very popular picnic spot and we can see why. There’s plenty of green space to sprawl out on, lovely views and two great playgrounds to boot.
Memorial Park, Meadowbank
Another river-side spot with plenty of grass and a gorgeous playground. RDMs have hosted 3 Easter egg hunts at this park so it’s definitely on the fave list!
Mindarie Park, Lane Cove North
This fully fenced, inclusive playground has equipment for all ages and has a sweet nature theme. Outside the fenced area is a grassy area, BBQs and brand new toilet block.
Ollie Webb Reserve, Parramatta
This brand new inclusive playground is perfectly suited to a party, with something for everybody, which is the whole aim of the ‘Touched by Olivia’ foundation design. In more good news, it is fully fenced, there are bubblers and there’s plenty of parking.
This HUGE playground has enough equipment to keep everyone occupied for HOURS. Suggest a time to re-group for cake because the grounds are expansive!
West Epping Park
With a skate zone, older kids play equipment, younger kids play equipment, basketball courts, toilets, BBQs, multiple shaded picnic tables, a grassy area and lots more on offer, West Epping park is a wonderful party venue option for any child.