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Published July 28th 2013
Peaceful family park on the water's edge
Every suburb needs a great family park, a place where you can take the kids for a day of fun in the sun. For residents of Bonnet Bay in Sydney's south, Lakewood City Reserve is the perfect family park.
Located right on the banks of the Woronora River, the reserve offers lovely views out over the water. Kids love playing down by the water's edge, feeling the sand under their feet and skimming rocks out over the river.
But if the kids want to play near the water, they'll have to tear themselves away from the bright and modern playground equipment. The play equipment was updated in 2011 and features two sets of swings, plenty of climbing equipment, a slide and even a rope climb.
Sand underneath ensures a soft landing for any tumbling toddlers, while a small track winds its way around the equipment - perfect for youngsters on trikes. A word of warning though: the playground's close proximity to the water does mean close parental supervision is a must.
Picnic shelters and bench seating offer spots where you can sit down for some lunch or simply take in the peaceful water views. A couple of barbecues sit nearby if you feel like a sausage sandwich, while there's also a bubbler for thirsty kids.
Lakewood City Reserve also has plenty of open, grassy space for kids to explore. If you feel like setting up an impromptu game of soccer, cricket or touch footy, this is the place to do it.
Tennis courts are also located nearby, but if you're not feeling active you can simply lay out a picnic blanket on the grass and soak up the sun.
For more information about the location or facilities of Lakewood City Reserve, log on to the Sutherand Shire Council website.