I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published April 3rd 2015
At the bottom of the winding roads off Fox Valley Road in Wahroonga, you will find a very basic sportsground called Browns Field.
The space mainly consists of large oval, but there's also a playground near the entrance. The two pieces of equipment are the most important in any playground: a slide, and a set of swings. Nearby is a bench for parents.
To my surprise, Browns Field also has toilets. However, while there is a tennis court near the entrance too, it's actually part of the neighbouring private property, so don't bother climbing the steep hill behind the playground to get up to it.
An interesting attraction at this site is the Browns Field Track, which is a 400 metre walk that starts off at the field's driveway and loops around to end at the back of the oval. The walk takes 15 minutes to complete (according to the sign) and takes you through the only section of sub-tropical rainforest still found in the Ku-ring-gai district.
Unless you live in the immediate area, getting to Browns Field involves driving up and down the hills in this part of Wahroonga. Once you get here, parking is also quite poor, as it's only what is found curbside, along on Campbell Drive.
The closest parks to Browns Field are William Lewis Park and Roland Reserve, which are both back up the hill, nearer the main roads. There is little else these back streets have to offer to visitors.