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Darling Quarter Family Playground

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by Karen (subscribe)
Published September 4th 2011
Darling Quarter is a vibrant new community precinct in Darling Harbour due to open on Saturday September 24th at Midday. It is being constructed as part of the Darling Walk redevelopment project.
Artists impression courtesy of Darling Harbour

Organisers are promising lots of family entertainment including free performances of popular stage shows like Nickelodeon Slime Time Live, Nick Jr.'s Lah-Lah and appearances from SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star at the grand opening.
Artists impression courtesy of Darling Harbour

The new 4,000 square metre playground will be almost 50 per cent bigger than the previous playground and will feature an array of features including an fun water play area with locks, sluices, pumps and water buckets. Designed to be suitable for all ages groups there will be play areas from synchronised water jets that will have babies and toddlers enthralled, through to flying foxes for the thrill-seeking older kids. Other play elements will include a 9 metre high rope climbing net, a tandem slide, tunnels and sand diggers, balancing beams, climbing walls and a spinning wheel.

The free playground areas will be enhanced by an interactive native plant exploration area and herb garden which will surely be appreciated by the approximately 28 million people visit Darling Harbour each year. Large palm trees and shade structures will offer a welcome escape from the sun in Summer.

Adjacent to the playground, a relaxing open Community Green is sure to appeal to families in need of a rest and workers on their lunch break. A large variety of cafes, restaurants and take away food outlets can provide the refreshments or you can bring your own and have a picnic on the grass. There will be a series of intimate events planned to take place on the green throughout the summer months.

There is paid parking along the Western side of Darling Harbour at both the Entertainment Centre end and under the Convention Centre.

The monorail connects the precinct to the CBD area.

The closest train stations are Town Hall or Central.

To catch a ferry to Darling Harbour you need to alight at King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.

The Lightrail (which travels between Central Station in the CBD and Lilyfield in the Inner West) has a number of stops in Darling Harbour.

Darling Quarter celebrates its grand opening on Saturday 24th September 2011 from 12 midday.

Map courtesy of Darling Harbour
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Why? It is the newest and largest playground in Sydney
When: From September 24th 2011
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: Free
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