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Published July 16th 2012
When planning to spend a day at the park with your family or meet friends for a picnic, most of us tend to venture to the same familiar places. But why not plan a day at a park, where you haven't been before. Your kids will love the adventure and discovering new playgrounds, while you get a break in your routine. The following are some of Sydney's best parks. They have been chosen because of their features and facilities. They are in no particular order.
Cook Park The Grand Parade, Brighton Le Sands Features: Several playgrounds, cafes/restaurants, swimming, bike/skateboard track, toilets, BBQs, picnic areas, seating, shade. More information on Cook Park.
North Harbour Reserve
North Harbour Street, Balgowlah
Playground, café/kiosk, scooter track for young kids, basketball court, toilets, BBQs, picnic areas, seating, shade.
More information on North Harbour Reserve
Australia Avenue, Homebush
Playground, café/kiosk, bike/skateboard track, toilets, BBQs, picnic areas, seating, shade, water fountains for splashing.
More information on ]Bicentennial Park
Putney Park is an amazing park located right next to the Parramatta River. It gets busy during the weekends as has great facilities and stunning water views with quite a lot of off street parking.
. The main playground with a lookout tower, twisting tube slide, shade sail and a sandstone water play area and sculptures to climb
. A second playground with a very long old style steel slide, combination equipment and swings. On your left, up a slope past the toilets.
. A small toddler playground located next to a large climbing net.
Re best parks in Sydney: Sydney Park in St Peters is being developed by the City of Sydney - fortunately in an innovative way which will see wetlands and the harvesting of water surplus to the park's needs. I love it.