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21 Awesome Playgrounds in Sydney

by Rebecca (follow)
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The Playground list you just have to have!

This list started out as being Sydney's 10 best playgrounds for kids, but then we realised that there are way more than 10 amazing playgrounds in Sydney!

We've now turned this into the 21 most awesome playgrounds in Sydney. We know there are loads more, but these are the playgrounds that we at Sydney Mums Group frequent the most often.


1. Plough and Harrow Playground (Western Sydney Parklands) - Abbotsbury

This large playground is located inside the fantastic Western Sydney Parklands. It has playground equipment for all ages and abilities, including sand pits and water play areas. There is plenty of parking, BBQ and picnic facilities available, and of course toilets. A restaurant called Amoretti's is on site that also has a kiosk open on weekends and school holidays.

Address: Cnr of Elizabeth Drive & Windsor Rd, Abbotsbury

More information: www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au
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2. Francis Park (Blacktown Showground Precinct) - Blacktown

Combining excellent playground equipment for all ages and a large water splash play area, this is a very popular playground especially in the warmer months. There is parking, toilets and picnic facilities available plus a delicious cafe called the Grounds Keeper.

Address: 49 Richmond Rd, Blacktown

More information: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au
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3. Bungarribee Park (Western Sydney Parklands) - Bungarribee

This is Sydney's newest and coolest playground! It is also in the Western Sydney Parklands and is dominated by a huge and brightly coloured climbing tower. There are swings, a sandpit, flying fox and lots of other equipment to keep kids of all ages entertained. Parking, toilets, BBQs & picnic facilities are here, but sadly nowhere to grab a caffeine fix!

Address: Cnr of Holbeche & Doonside Rds Bungarribee (Doonside)

More information: www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au
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4. Chifley Sports Reserve Playground - Chifley

This fabulous and brand new playground has been purpose built for all ages and abilities. It includes a central mound area, sensory space, swing and play units, flying foxes, seating, picnic facilities, shade and shelter. There is both parking and toilets on site and the playground is fully fenced. This is one of the best playgrounds to visit in the Eastern Suburbs

Address: 801-899R Bunnerong Road, Chifley

More information: www.randwick.nsw.gov.au
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5. Collaroy Beach Playground - Collaroy

This great new all-abilities playground includes an all-inclusive accessible carousel, spinner, rocker, 6-seated swing set and liberty swing. There's also a large dome climbing net and inter-connected timber decks at varying heights as well as slides. And of course it's right near the beach, but don't worry as it's fully fenced!

Address: Pittwater Rd, Collaroy

More information: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au
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6. Fairfield Adventure Playground - Fairfield

A relatively new playground, this space is perfect for your older kids because of the 11m high slide, climbing nets and double flying fox. You will find parking, toilets, BBQs and picnic facilities, but not a cafe.

Address: Fairfield Park, Vine St, Fairfield

More information: www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
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7. Timbrell Park Playground (Livvi's Place) - Five Dock

This fantastic all-inclusive playground has been upgraded recently and is a firm favourite with Sydney families. It's one of the many Touched by Olivia playgrounds in Sydney and is fully secured and accessible for everyone. There are picnic facilities and a great little cafe on site called Livvi's Cafe. Street parking is available but can be hard to secure on weekends.

Address: Henley Marine Dr, Five Dock

More information: www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au
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8. Fagan Park - Galston

These beautiful parklands are home to two very good playgrounds as well as delightful gardens for you to wander around. There are loads of different picnic spots, BBQs and a kiosk that operates on weekends and during school holidays. Parking is also available but sometimes hard to find as this park is oh so very popular.

Address: 38-48 Arcadia Rd, Galston

More information: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au
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9. James Ruse Reserve - Harris Park

We love this playground because it has both an excellent water splash area and a very good playground. If it had a cafe it would be even better, so make sure you BYO your own supplies. Picnic and BBQ facilities are on site. Parking is limited and toilets (portable) are only available in the summer months.

Address: Hassall St, Harris Park

More information: www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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10. Winnerremy Playground - Mona Vale

This fully fenced playground is a firm favourite for families who reside in the Northern Beaches. The playground equipment may not be as modern as some of the other playgrounds on this list, but there's heaps of it and a great cafe called the Flying Fox is right next door. Parking, picnic facilities and toilets are all available.

Address: 2-4 Mona St, Mona Vale

More information: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
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11. Birriwa Reserve - Mount Annan

Another seriously cool new playground, this adventurous play space was built with older kids in mind. However, we have seen kids of all ages having fun here. Picnic areas with BBQs as well as toilets and parking are all available for you to use.

Address: Cnr Waterworth Dr & Welling Dr, Mount Annan

More information: www.camden.nsw.gov.au
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12. Blaxland Riverside Park - Newington

Most kids (and adults) would agree that this is Sydney's best playground! The playground equipment sprawls over 3ha and it has everything! From a water play area to a fort to climb, some of the best swings you will ever see, as well as heaps and heaps of things to climb and crawl through. There are so many of different picnic spots available with BBQs, toilets, parking and an excellent cafe called Armory Wharf Cafe], plus a kiosk as well.

Address: Jamieson St, Newington

More information: https://sydneymumsgroup.com.au/blaxland-riverside-park-playground/.
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13. Domain Creek Playground - Parramatta

Parramatta Council build some excellent playgrounds that's for sure! This is the premier playground in the area which is full of fantastic modern equipment suitable for all ages. It is located in Parramatta Park so all facilities are available, however, we recommend picking up a coffee before you arrive at the playground, as it is a bit of a hike to get one.

Address: Parramatta Park (enter near Queens Road Gate), Parramatta

More information: www.parrapark.com.au
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14. Riverside Playground - Parramatta

Located right on Parramatta River this cool playground is perfect for kids who like to climb. There are quite a few different things to scramble up and slides to come back down on. There's also a water pump area and sand to dig in. Unfortunately, there aren't toilets or BBQ/picnic facilities - so bring a blanket to sit on, and all of your own food as the closest cafe is a bit of a walk away.

Address: Elizabeth St Footbridge Parramatta

More information: www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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15. Putney Park - Putney

Although not as modern as most of the playgrounds on this list, this is still a firm favourite with many Sydney families. The main attractions are its water play area and a big slide. Parking is nearby and you can picnic here as well as have a barbie. Toilets are also available.

Address: 55 Pellisier Road, Putney

More information: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au
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16. Pirrama Park - Pyrmont

With a water splash area, huge sandpit, climbing frames, spinners and swings, this is a great spot to visit if you live in or are visiting the city. The lovely waterfront location of the playground makes it a great spot to have a picnic. There are toilets, and parking is available on the street. The last we heard the onsite cafe was closed.

Address: Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

More information: https://sydneymumsgroup.com.au/pirrama-park-pyrmont/
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17. Yamble Reserve (Livvi's Place) - Ryde

If you haven't been to this playground then you need to! The equipment is fantastic as are all its facilities - picnic shelters, BBQ area, toilets, cycle and walking path. And as it is another Livvi's Space, it is fully accessible for everyone. Parking is available and there is talk of a cafe/kiosk opening soon, so fingers crossed!

Address: Quarry Rd, Ryde

More information: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au
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18. Sydney Park Playground - St Peters

We love it here, as it has lots of fun equipment to discover, a great kiosk that is open 7 days a week, toilets, BBQs picnic facilities, parking and gorgeous parklands to discover once you have finished playing.

Address: Sydney Park Rd, St Peters

More information: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
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19. Darling Quarter Playground - Sydney

Located in the middle of the city's tourist area of Darling Harbour, this playground is popular 24/7. It has equipment for all ages including a water play area. There are heaps of things to climb and slide on as well as a flying fox and sandpit. There's a kiosk right in the middle and heaps of other cafes close by. Toilets and picnic areas are also here, and a parking station is close by too.

Address: 1- 25 Harbour St, Sydney

More information: www.darlingharbour.com
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20. Warriewood Valley Playground - Warriewood

The rocket is the main attraction at this suburban playground! Kids love to climb up it and then slide down the other side. There's a massive sandpit, swings and equipment suitable for our little people. Parking, BBQs and picnic facilities are all here for you to use.

Address: Casurina Dr (off Macpherson St), Warriewood

More information: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
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21. Wulaba Park - Waterloo

This is a great playground for your older kids as it is really focussed on climbing. The towering slide is amazing as is all of the equipment here. Toilets, picnic areas and BBQs are on site, but parking is limited. Cafes are a short walk away.

ADDRESS: Amelia St (near Mystic Lane), Waterloo

More information: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
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What do you think? Have we missed any amazing playgrounds that you go to often with your kids?

We're especially keen to know of any gems in the Sutherland Shire area, as there aren't any on our list. We know that the Como Pleasure Grounds playground is very popular, are there any other cooler ones?

Sydney Mums Group also invites you to read 10 Parks With Cafes And Playgrounds In Sydney.

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