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Published May 2nd 2019
New adventure playground in south west Sydney
Casula Parklands Adventure Playground is a brand new playground recently opened in Casula. The playground has been provided by Liverpool Council, transforming the site of an old golf course in to a regional parkland for the community to enjoy.
This new recreational precinct which covers an area of 15 hectares has much to offer the community. It features an adventure playground, ninja training and fitness circuit, an off-leash dog park, paths for walking, scooters or bikes and parkland for picnics and recreational activities located on the banks of the Georges River.
On announcing the $4m project Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said, "Playgrounds and parklands play a vital role in the social and economic life of our growing city so it's crucial that we get them right. Council is committed to making the banks of the Georges River more accessible for residents, with more playgrounds and walkways along the foreshore."
Here is what you can expect to find at Casula Parklands:
The playground features a sky walk, swings and slides
The adventure playground includes an eight-metre tall Sky Walk featuring a rope climbing structure. At the top of the Sky Walk, you will find passageways made of swinging rope construction that you must navigate through. The quickest and most exciting way to return to the ground is via the tunnel slide. The playground also features some large birds nest swings as well as traditional swings. For kids interested in some spinning and balancing action, they can try the spinning Supernova or the accessible carousel.
If this all seems a bit too challenging for your pre-schooler or younger child, don't despair as they have their own dedicated play area to enjoy. It features equipment to explore, climb on or slide down and parents will be pleased to learn it has sun protection in the form of a shade sail.
Separating the adventure playground from the training circuit is a toilet block which also includes an accessible toilet and baby change facilities. Around the park, you will also notice water stations where you can re-fill your water bottle with filtered water. Past the toilets, you will come to the flying fox course, a twin cable ride that is certain to be very popular.
Further along, you will come to the obstacle / fitness circuit, also known as the ninja training course. The circuit features a series of obstacles to test yourself on including hurdles, a climbing wall with net, balancing bar, jump pods and the dynamic Double Turbo Challenge which requires a combination of skills, timing, rhythm and cross body coordination. In the centre of the obstacle circuit, there is equipment for a street fitness workout.
Test your skills on the fitness / obstacle / ninja course
Dog owners will be pleased to learn that adjacent to the playground area there is an off-leash dog park, catering to both large and small dogs, which is fully fenced.
Surrounding the playground area there is plenty of parkland to enjoy, with walking paths and green space to relax in or kick a ball around. Young children may want to bring their bikes or scooters to use on the pathways that are provided throughout the park. There are a number of bench seats throughout the park as well as a few covered picnic tables.
Enjoy the parklands on the banks of the Georges River
Only a few hundred metres further along Powerhouse Road is the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Bellbird Dining & Bar which are both well worth a visit. For opening times, please click here.
With so much to offer the only disappointing feature of the Casula Parklands precinct is the lack of car parking spaces provided. There are only a limited number of parking spaces alongside the playground and dog park area. There is more parking at the nearby Casula Powerhouse if you don't mind the walk back to the playground.
If travelling by train, disembark at Casula Station, which is located 100 metres from the Casula Powerhouse.
Casula Parklands was opened to the public on 4th May 2019.
Casula Parklands Adventure Playground is located on Powerhouse Road Casula. Access is via Shepherd Street, Liverpool.