The picture perfect Halvorsen Park is located right on Parramatta River amongst a new residential area in Ermington. In keeping with its waterside locale, the playground within the park has a nautical/naval theme and it's a great place to take kids under the age of 10 years for a play and a stroll along the river.
Ermington in a previous life was home to a thriving boat building community and quite a few naval ships were built there including a submarine called the HMAS AE2. The playground has actually been built with this sub as its inspiration. The play gym resembles a submarine, complete with a periscope! You will aslo find some fabulous metal artworks which resemble nautical signals and a large sandstone commemorative plaque that tells the story of the HMAS AE2.
The playground is also the "backyard" for many of the residents who live in the apartment blocks surrounding Halvorsen Park, many of whom work in the defence force.