Sometimes we mums just want peace of mind that if we dare take one eyeball off our precious loin fruit for 2.4 seconds they will still be there when we look back! So here are 10 awesome local parks that offer the much-loved FENCE!
Livvi’s Place Yamble Reserve, Ryde
Quarry Rd, Ryde
This large playground is a favourite with locals and offers an impressive array of play equipment to suit all abilities. It’s best suited for kids aged 1 – 10 years.
Features: flying foxes, music play, sand, water play, BBQs, toilets, grass areas, cabanas, shade sails & soft fall ground.
Parking: Dedicated parking off Quarry Rd and Clermont Ave.
Monash Park, Gladesville
Ryde Rd, Gladesville
Although small, this park is not to be underestimated as it has lots of the features that both parents and kids (approx. 1-5 years) look for in a park.
Features: 2 in-ground trampolines, swings, cubby house with a slide, big rocking car, shade sail, picnic tables and coffee nearby!
Parking: Street parking on Ryde Rd.
Heatley Reserve, East Ryde
Sager Place, East Ryde
Kids 0-5 years will enjoy this little playground and mums will enjoy the coffee shop nearby.
Features: big see-saw, merry-go-round, slides, cubby house with a steering wheel, soft fall ground & shade sail.
Parking: Street parking on Sager Place.
Rhodes Foreshore Playground
Shoreline Drive, Rhodes
This medium-sized park has recently been upgraded and is best suited to kids 1-6 years. It’s set on the riverfront with a few cafes nearby for extra points.
Features: 6 seater see-saw, double slide, tunnels, vortex swing, grass areas, shade sails, picnic tables and toilets.
Parking: Street parking on Shoreline Drive.
Mindarie Park, Lane Cove North
Corner of Kullah Parade and Mindarie Street, Lane Cove North
This new, all-abilities, inclusive playground in Lane Cove North is definitely worth a visit. With a budget of $4 million, Mindarie Park is not short on impressive features and facilities.
Features: Slides, climbing, musical instruments, a basketball court, scooter track, sandpit and more!
Parking: Dedicated parking off Kullah Parade and Mindarie Street.
Ollie Webb Reserve, Parramatta
37a Glebe St, Parramatta
This new, all-abilities, inclusive playground in Parramatta is definitely worth a visit. With a budget of $1.8 million, Ollie Webb Reserve leaves no stone unturned with loads of impressive features and facilities.
Features: water play, musical instruments, train and carriage and much much more!
Parking: Glebe, Bobart and King Street
McIlwaine Park, Rhodes
Corner of Concord Road and Mary Street in Brays Bay Reserve, Rhodes
This park has two areas for play, only one of which is fenced. It’s a great park to go to if you have older kids who will enjoy the more advanced playground adjacent.
Features: Slides, swing, cubby house with a bridge, rocker and more.
Parking: The reserve has it’s own dedicated car park off Concord Road.
Larry Bolitho Reserve, Carlingford
Post Office Street, Carlingford
From the huge grass areas from kids to run around on to the synthetic grass flooring under the play equipment, shade sail, the little path for scootering and the bubbler, we think this playground is a winner.
Features: Double slide, swings, climbing, wobbly bridge, spinner and more.
Parking: Young & Post Office Street
Edwards Park, Concord
Brewer Street, Concord
There’s plenty to love about this small but mighty playground – any park with a toilet block, synthetic grass and scooter track combo gets the thumbs up from us!
Features: Slides, rock climbing, swings, ropes, a fireman’s pole and truck plus more.
Parking: Glebe, Bobart and King Street
Golden Grove Playground, West Pymble
Bicentennial Park – Loftberg Rd, West Pymble
This newly upgraded playground is huge and kids aged 1-9 years will just love it.
Features: Water play, sand, climbing spider, balancing logs, musical area, under 5 play structure, scooter/bike track, toilets and excellent tree shade.
Parking: Aquatic Centre car park.
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