Wadanggari Park St Leonards

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Wadanggari Park St Leonards opened in September 2023 and is getting lots of attention! A fantastic playground for all ages, this new precinct contributes much-needed green space to the rapidly growing area.

Wadanggari means ‘Banksia’ in Sydney’s Indigenous language, the name voted on by the community as the most popular choice for the playground, and the inspiration behind its design.


Located at 568 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, opposite St Leonards train station, there are several ways to access it. The Pacific Highway pedestrian underpass has been upgraded to improve lighting and safety and an elevator has been installed for direct access to the Park, and to street level.

Built across two dynamic levels, this vibrant space caters to everyone from tiny tots to adventurous tweens, offering dedicated areas for different age groups. featuring

  • steppers
  • infant pods
  • bridges
  • climbing nets
  • viewing decks
  • play logs
  • thrilling slides


Additional features across 4,750 square metres of open space include:

  • a large grassy area
  • plenty of seating
  • picnic settings with accessible options
  • toilets
  • multiple cafes and eateries nearby
  • seamless connection to Mall 88, the JQZ development, which includes the new St Leonards Library and retail
  • access to a 300-space public basement car park with two hours free parking.

Playground Highlights:

  • Babies: Swing and mini slide
  • Pre-schoolers: Pod climber
  • Primary school visitors: Net tower
  • Teenagers and adults: Art structure

Getting There

  • Car: Entry via Christie Lane and Lithgow Street, with up to two hours of free parking.
  • Train: Opposite St Leonards train station, accessible through a refurbished underpass.
  • Bus: Regular services along the Pacific Highway.


  • Age range: 2-15 years
  • Coffee close by: Yes
  • Shade sails: No
  • Bike/scooter track: No
  • Waterpark: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Fenced: No but it is far away from roads



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