St Ives Showgrounds Playground and Cafe

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St Ives Showground Playground was opened by KurigGai Council in late 2020 with a budget of $2.25-million-dollars, and it looks to be money well spent judging its popularity!  Since then it has continued to get better and better with the addition of the TreeTops high ropes adventure course in 2021, and a cafe in late 2022. What a combo!

This all-abilities playground has LOADs to offer including:

An area for younger kids offering smaller scale play elements with:

  • junior swings
  • a carousel
  • a rocker
  • cubby house with low slide
  • an imaginative farm play setting for developing motor skills as well as social, cognitive, and emotional capabilities.


The area for older kids includes:

  • “Skywalker” elevated walkway
  • Mega slides
  • Birds nest swing
  • Double flying fox
  • Merry-go-round
  • tall rope climbs
  • cable rides
  • and more!




With the help of NSW Government funding, the former kiosk has been refurbished with a new roof, commercial kitchen and outdoor seating among the improvements. St Ives Showground obtained over $2 million worth of grants for a range of improvements, including new access roads and upgrades to buildings including the former kiosk.

The café is located next to the main arena and close to the new playground and the Tree Tops high ropes course.

It will open to the public 6 days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) between 8am and 4pm, serving light meals for breakfast and lunch and extended hours during major events.


Other Features

Mums, dads ad carers – you’ll love these features:

  • the whole playground is fully fenced!
  • wide pathways suitable for prams and scooters
  • seating and picnic tables
  • shade structures
  • bubblers
  • bike racks
  • toilets (including an accessible adult change facility)
  • on-site parking
  • fully accessible and inclusive equipment and facilities



Getting There

St Ives Showground is located at 450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives. Parking can be found onsite.



RDM Rating

Age range: 1-14 years

Coffee close by: 1

Shade sails: 1

Bike/scooter track: 1

Noteworthy feature/s: 1 – Cafe and Tree Tops Adventure Park

Can host a party (BBQ, tables, toilets): 1

Gated / safe: 1

TOTAL: 6 / 6



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