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Published April 10th 2017
I love watching my little one's eyes light up when he discovers new things. So it is always exciting for me to come across a brand new play area with unique play opportunities.
Something that I also look for in a park is plenty of greenery, to create a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family. A combination of both makes a true winner for me.
The Bungarribee Reserve, belonging to the Western Sydney Parklands network, has recently (in March 2017) re-opened.
It can be accessed via Doonside road, at its intersection with Holbeche road, in the suburb Bungarribee, close to Rooty Hill.
Having visited countless other parks with my little one, we were very impressed by the play equipment in Bungarribee Reserve, especially the large, high, colourful, shed-like tower construction. It has plenty of climbing opportunities within it, such as various dips and steps.
This construction has adjoining slides of varying heights from which your child (or you) can exit the shed. It is the biggest climbing tower that we have encountered to date (although it can be a little challenging for parents to make their way across it, should their little ones need assistance, due to the deceptively low ceilings in some places, within it).
Other play equipment that can be found here includes: swings, various seesaws, carousels, balancing beams and a flying fox. There is also a water play area with pumps, which allows for sand play opportunities as the entire play area has a sand base.
Outside of the play area, there are plenty of walking and cycling tracks, and even an 'off leash' area for dogs. There are also barbecues and picnic shelters.