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Nina Farrer Park - Lake Tuggeranong

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by Sue W (subscribe)
New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Published January 6th 2018
A brand new park at South Quay development
Nina Farrer Park is located in the newly-built development called South Quay at Lake Tuggeranong (opposite Bunnings), south of the city. It is a tucked away little treasure as it can't be seen from the main Ankettel Street, however if you drive down one of the side streets, you will find it by the lakeside. Our family discovered this brand new playground while we were riding our bikes along the Lake Tuggeranong Circuit and took the turnoff to have a look at the new development. With modern architecture as a backdrop and ducks quacking down on the water, it is an enjoyable place to stop whilst on an early morning bike ride. Our family started our ride at Tuggeranong Town Park and followed the meandering path around the lake to the playground and stopped for a play and a snack, before returning back the way we came.

There really is no better way to start the day.

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Take a ride to discover Tuggeranong's newest playground!


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Flat bike paths to ride along the way


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Sign for the official opening!


We have visited this park a few times now and each time we have been the only ones there. This may change however, after the "official" opening of the park on 14th January, 2018 - see here for details. The park was named after Nina Farrer, who married a man called William Farrer in 1882, who later developed several varieties of drought and rust-resistant wheat that would survive in Australia. She was a great support to this work and her great-great-niece still lives in Canberra today.

It is always exciting for kids to discover a new playground and this one has plenty of things to do and equipment to try. Some of the highlights include the two different slides to try out and climb.

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Slides with ladders and rock climbing walls to get up


There are also bouncy toys for smaller kids on their own, or as a group of four.

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Fun for toddlers


For kids who like to climb there is a climbing apparatus which could be used by kids or adults, as well as a full scale red climbing frame behind - and of course the swings.

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Fun for little climbers


This playground is ideal to visit in summer, as most of it is under shade sails and there are shaded areas over the BBQ's. If you come later in the day, why not take advantage of the free BBQ's and cook up a dinner while the kids have a play. After this park has been open for awhile, it will be a popular way to spend the afternoon for people who live in the new apartments, creating a community feel to this new part of town. According to the map at the park, the land on the opposite side of the lake is also being cleared for future development, so there will be more people moving into this lakeside community.

What does this mean for the rest of us? Hopefully even more playgrounds to try out.

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...just as good as this one!

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Why? Combine a bike ride & a play!
When: Open 24 hours
Phone: 02 6205 0600
Where: Cynthea Teague Crescent, Greenway, Tuggeranong
Cost: Free!
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