You’ve not doubt driven past Mcllwaine Park, it can be seen from Concord Road. Part of Brays Bay Reserve, this popular playground has plenty to offer, starting with a beautiful outlook over the Parramatta River! The Reserve features:
- a great playground
- toilets, BBQs and 6 covered picnic tables
- Oliveto Restaurant
- Kokoda Memorial Walkway
- Kokoda Cafe
In terms of the playground, there are 2 play areas, one for older children and one for younger children. The play area for younger children is fully fenced and has soft fall ground (hurrah!). Equipment includes:
- a cubby house with a bridge
- a rocker and more
Unfortunately the younger kids area does not have a shade sail, but there are plenty of mature trees around to cast shadows in the afternoon.
The older kids play area is set on sand and fortunately it does have shade sails! It features:
- a climbing net
- 3 slides
- a flying fox
- monkey bars and much more
Due to having such excellent facilities, the Reserve makes for an excellent picnic spot, although the secret is well and truly out on that!! It can get very busy, on public holidays especially.
Kokoda Memorial Walkway
Mcllwaine Park is located on the corner of Concord Road and Mary Street in Brays Bay Reserve, Rhodes. The Reserve has it’s own dedicated parking with plenty of spots available.
Age range: 0-8 years old
Coffee close by: 1 – (Kokoda Cafe, if you do the trail. Or Oliveto Restaurant might be able to help you out)
Shade sail: 0.5 – (some shade sails and shade from mature trees)
Bike/scooter track: 1 (just outside the playground)
Noteworthy feature/s: 1 (beautiful Reserve)
Can host a party (BBQ, tables, toilets): 1 (toilets are about 50m from playground)
Gated / safe: 0.5 – the younger kids play area is fully fenced but the older kids play area is open and somewhat close to busy Concord Road.
TOTAL: 5/ 6
Check out more park spotlights here!