Parks are so much more than just a patch of green grass, a slide, some swings and a roundabout, which was the blueprint for parks when I was growing up. One of the most beautiful parks I enjoy in Sydney is Cabarita Park, nestled on the peninsula at the end of Cabarita Road, Cabarita.
There is an abundance of space, perfect to get together with family and friends for picnics, a game of cricket or to kick a ball around.
BBQs are available with undercover seating, making it the perfect location even on a rainy day. If you haven't packed a picnic, no need to worry as there is a restaurant, Vela Dining, located at D'Albora Marina and Sanders Kiosk with beautiful views onto the water, a very nice spot to dine and you can spend a very relaxing afternoon taking in the beautiful surrounds while enjoying a delicious meal.
The children's playground has a good variety of activities to keep children busy and has sand underfoot, so bring the buckets and spades which can also be used down on the beach. If you enjoy kayaking or stand up paddle boarding and have your own, bring it along and enjoy being on the water, just remember your life jacket.
There is plenty of shade provided by the beautiful trees covering a large portion of the park.
There is so much to do here, that it can be a big day out or a relaxing one, it's up to you and the type of activities you enjoy. If you like swimming, not only is there the beach, you can use Cabarita swimming pool, located on the edge of the Parramatta river with an amazing view of the Marina. A child entry $4.90, Adult $6.40 and family pass $18.75. There is also a function room for hire, perfect for hosting a pool party.
If you are looking for a unique place to hold a party or event, there is the Cabarita Conservatory available to hire through Canada Bay Council ph/ 9911 6555.
The ferry wharf is also located within the park, so if you feel like catching the ferry to the park or hopping on the ferry into the city once at the park, this is another option to add variety to your day.
There is metered parking available within the park and it's a good idea to arrive early as the park is very popular on the weekends and it does get busy.
Dogs on leads are welcome here too.
This is a park that needs to be experienced - it really is one of the most beautiful places along the foreshore to visit.