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Published August 24th 2020
Pack a picnic & the scooters for a family day out
Robinson Reserve is located along the beachfront at Birubi Beach at Anna Bay, in the scenic Port Stephens region. You can access this reserve from the coastal pathway from the Birubi Beach Surf Club, or from the car park on the corner of Fitzroy and Robinson Streets. This reserve was given a $1.67 million dollar upgrade in early 2020, with a brand new playground, skate ramp, car park and BBQ area, making it a popular hub for the local community and visiting tourists to the area.
When you arrive, ensure you read the aboriginal interpretive signage which explains the significance of the land, which is significant to the Worimi people of the area. If you have kids, they will be attracted to the bright yellow play equipment, as well as the bright pink accents on the new Anna Bay Skate Ramp. Ensure you take their scooters or skateboards, as they will be disappointed if they can't use it!
Robinson Reserve, a brand new attraction for local families and visitors
If your kids love to climb, they will love the challenge of getting to the top of the modern yellow climbing frame, which has foot holes, ropes to climb and ladders to traverse. The flooring underneath is soft and spongy, for any accidental falls along the way. On our visit, older children enjoyed having a race to see who could sit up the top of it first. It wasn't easy though, and they needed some help getting back down!
Yellow climbing frame - a rare moment with no children on it!
The landscaping around the playground and reserve is perfect for the beach conditions, with plants which will grow to compliment the area. There are also sandstone blocks dotted around the playground for adults to sit on, as they watch their children play.
There is no time for a rest though, when the kids discover the swings!
To keep the kids active and challenged, there are also several vertical poles with foot ledges, so that kids can step from one pole to the other. There is also sand underneath just in case of falls, or if kids want a play in the sand.
As this playground is located along a popular walking and running route behind Birubi Beach, there is also an exercise station near the pathway, for some crunches and stretches.
Robinson Reserve also has a brand new BBQ facility and undercover seating area located right near the playground, for families to enjoy a day at the park. There is also a new toilet facility nearby, with clean unisex toilets and a metal fish artwork at the front of the block.
Anna Bay Skate Park is an exciting inclusion in the new upgrade of this local reserve, as it provides entertainment for local children all year round. This new ramp is suitable for younger children to ride their scooters and boards, as there is a large expanse of concrete to ride on. Although it is suitable for the younger ones, older children can still get a thrill from it, with an assortment of rails to slide along, ledges to do tricks off and high ramps to start off from. It is now one of the best skate parks in the region.
Birubi Beach is a popular venue for swimming and fishing, however, it is also well-known for its access to the Stockton Sand Dunes, which has camel riding, quad biking and sand surfing. Robinson Reserve can now be included in the attractions of the area - for all ages. Why don't you pack a picnic (and the scooters!) and check it out this weekend?