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Published April 2nd 2013
Pirate park packed with fun for everyone
Found in the Bushland shire of Westleigh this park is fun for each family member, including the family dog. Shade is provided by numerous large trees throughout the park and its surrounds. Covered picnic seating areas and BBQs are spaced away from the play equipment.

Picnic tables
There are picnic tables around different areas of the park. They are all covered with BBQs close by. The trees provide a nice back drop and extra shade. It is still peaceful to picnic here as all the play areas are located a fair distance away.

There are so many things to do at this park; tennis courts are available for hire or for lessons, a clubhouse, a walking path, swings, a bike or scooter track, a large soccer field, a basketball court and even a dog off the lead section located within walking distance to the local shops including IGA.

Tennis Courts
The Westleigh Tennis Club have four courts available for hire. The agent for the courts is Westleigh Newsagency located up the Street at Westleigh Shops. They are available for hire 7 days a week, from 8am till 10:30pm. Bookings can be made through their website, at the Newsagency, online or over the phone.

.Click on this link to find out about hiring the tennis courts and to book.

A stand out feature of this park is the pirate themed play equipment. A huge pirate ship, including the front deck, flags and lookouts sits down the hill, close to the tennis courts. This includes a twin slide which is perfect for children and their parents, a small bottom level safe section for the toddlers and even a gangplank. Just beyond this is an old fashioned hold on merry go round, which fits around four children at once.

Front view of pirate ship equipment
This pirate themed equipment is actually a large pirate ship. The front decks, of which are the lower level area, are suitable for toddlers to preschool aged children. The pirate ship includes flags, a steering wheel, lookouts, bridges, climbing frames and even a gangplank.

The park is almost hidden, with most of the surrounding streets being cul de sacs, but this just makes the park more peaceful. Parking is easy despite the park being popular. Although when certain events are on, parking in adjacent streets may be necessary. At times getting your children from your car to the playground can seem daunting as it is down quite a steep hill, but for the features it offers, it is well worth it.

The dog section is very popular with benches for owners to sit on, closed in fencing and of course poop bags provided. Medium to large dogs will love the freedom this section creates, however as many dogs in there are almost as big as horses it isn't really safe for young dogs, or small breeds of dog.

You can get to this park via the Hills M2 or Pennant Hills road. Buses run from Thornleigh train station also. Check with info line: 13 51 30

This is the park to have family reunions, birthday parties and fun family weekend afternoons, whilst also providing exercise to all family members in different ways.

Side view of the play equipment.
This equipment has great features and challenges children to really make the most of their physical development. It is open and inviting and it's easy for parents and caregivers to provide appropriate supervision.

You simply must bring along a ball, bike, scooter, skates, a frisbee or even a kite to get the most out of what the park has to offer.

This is truly a relaxing and peaceful park with fun for all ages. The kids will sleep well after a day at this park.
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Why? Free fun park to play in and relax
When: Anytime
Phone: 9481 9758
Where: Coral Heath Avenue, Westleigh, NSW
Cost: Park entry is free, casual tennis court hire $12 per hour, permanent hire $8 per hour, key deposits $25 refunded when key is returned
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