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Merrett Playground, Waverton

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by Pauline (subscribe)
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Published May 4th 2013
'Gas station & motoring' themed playground
Merret Playground is part of Waverton Park which is located on the upper tier of park on Woolcott Street in Waverton.

Merrett Playgroind, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, Sydney playground,
Merrett Playground, Waverton

It is also just a stone throw away from the park's sports field and bowling club.

Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Sydney Harbour,,
View of Sydney Harbour from the playground

The playground is fully fenced but easily accessible via a smooth and even pathway. It features a spacious lawn for kids to run around and beautiful views of the harbour as the backdrop.

Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, playhouse,
Gas station themed playhouse

The main attraction of this playground is the 'gas station and motoring' themed playhouse which includes petrol browser, pumps, candy shop and a mechanic workshop. Any idea why the playground is being themed as such? In my opinion, perhaps it's due to the history of Waverton being the former site of BP oil company which has undergone re-mediation and transformed to Carradah Park (just walking distance from the playground).

During the weekends, the playground is quite popular among toddlers and kids engaging themselves in role-playing games, pretending to buy sweets or gas fuel.

Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, tunnel slide,
Tunnel Slide


Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Swing,
Toddler-friendly swing


Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Spinning Cup,
Spinning Cup


Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Rocking Car,
Rocking Car

Tunnel slide, spinning cup, and rocking car are some of the other popular play set featured in the playground. There are four swings including one with safety belt suitable for toddlers.

Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Table and stools,
Kids' Table and Stools

If you would like to bring lunch or picnic in the playground, there is a small table and some stools (nice for kids to learn about shapes as well) suitable for kids as well as benches and table for adults under the tree.

Merrett Playground, Waverton Peninsula, Waverton Station, waverton Park, Sydney playground, Water Fountain,
Water Foundtain

There is also water fountain installed to quench your thirst on hot days (it looks quite new to me, but I did not check its working condition). All in all, Merret playground seems to have something to offer for kids of all ages and abilities. It is well-kept and clean.
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Why? 'Gas Station' and 'Motoring' themed playground
When: Anytime
Where: Waverton
Cost: FREE
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