Golden Grove, Bicentennial Park, West Pymble

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This HUGE park has recently undergone a big makeover and the result is pretty special! You’ll find Golden Grove playground inside Bicentennial Park at West Pymble, very well hidden beside the Ku-Ring-Gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

Golden Grove is separated into 2 main play areas and has a beautiful nature theme. The top area is best suited to under 5s. Here you will find:

  • Sand pit with digger and water play area
  • merry-go-round
  • microphones (one person/child at each one and you can talk to each other!)
  • cubby house
  • musical play area
  • climbing structure with stairs, a slide and interactive stations

 

Photo Credit: Ku-ring-gai Council

 

The lower area of the playground is best suited to 5 – 10 year olds. Here you will find:

  • short but fast slide – 4 kids wide!
  • climbing spider frame
  • swings
  • wooden balancing beams and bridges
  • teepee cubby house

There is also a great inclusive swing in the centre of the playground, which has a plastic bar/harness across the front that clicks into place and a latch that needs to be pulled to unlock it.  

 

 

Much of the playground is shaded thanks to the beautiful mature trees spread around the park. The ground is a mixture of soft fall and bark with plenty of pram / scooter friendly pathways in between and around the play areas.

There is lots to see and do at Golden Grove, so make sure you pack a picnic, the soccer ball, water bottles, hats and a blanket and settle in for a great time. There is a cafe at the aquatic centre should you need a coffee, tea or a snack (don’t forget your keep cup)! 

 

 

Getting There

Turn into the driveway for the Ku-Ring-Gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre from Lofberg Rd, West Pymble and follow it all the way down. The park is down beside the rock face/grass area to the left of the Aquatic Centre when looking at it from the front.

 

 

RDM Rating

Age Range: 0-10

Coffee close by – 1

Shade sails â€“ 0.5 (lots of mature tree shade)

Bike/scooter track â€“ 1

Noteworthy feature/s â€“ 1 – shiny and new plus lots of surrounding park land for bike riding, walls, grass for playing and aquatic centre next door!

Can host a party (bbq, tables, toilets) â€“ 1 (BBQ, lots of cabanas and seating plus a toilet block)

Gated/safe â€“ 1 (safe)

TOTAL: 5.5 / 6

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