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What is Sydney's Best Playground?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 30th 2011
If you're looking for a fun playground to take the kids to, you're usually looking for a bit more than just a set of swings and a slide. But what is it that makes a playground great? It can come down to good design that facilitates imaginative play, or fun equipment that the kids can't get enough of. We know there are some brilliant places all over Sydney that your kids just love, so let us know all about them as we look for Sydney's best playground.

Sydney Park is a good place to start. This sprawling playground has fun and innovative design, which results in a landscaped playground for children to explore. They can enjoy things like rock climbing, or trampling over the suspension bridge, or stick to the usuals like the swings and slides. There is even a fantastic sandpit for them to enjoy. If they've had enough of the equipment they can also head to the bike path to practice their riding. There is even a kiosk for when you run out of snacks.

Another park, that has drawn about as much excitement as it has criticism, is the King George Park Constellation Playspace. This playground does its job, and has created an exciting playspace for children to explore and enjoy. Unfortunately locals believe it is bringing too much noise to their local area. There are fun spinning disks, giant swings, large slides, toddler play equipment, and a flying fox among other fun things. Is it enough that this playground is fun for the kids, or does it need to work for the local community to?

The Adventure playground at Bicentennial Park is another one that ticks all the boxes. Here you'll find fun equipment for both younger and older children to explore, and some lovely picnic spots for mum and dad. This shaded playground has fun climbing frames, as well as a great sandpit that younger kids will especially love. The great thing about this playground is that it's also close to other fun areas of Bicentennial Park, such as the fountains in the water play area. This is a great visit for mum and dad, and the kids.

From all of the great playgrounds all over Sydney, which one is the best? Is there somewhere that you remember from your childhood that still stands strong, or one place that your kids just can't get enough of. Let us know where your family likes to play so we can find Sydney's best playground.
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Blaxland Park at Newington
By heath12 - reader
Tuesday, 10th of July @ 11:52 pm
Timbrell Park, Five Dock
By shirl38 - reader
Friday, 9th of September @ 04:20 am
Auburn Botanic Gardens
By mike_0 - reader
Tuesday, 6th of September @ 11:35 pm
Rouse Hill Regional Park is worth the extra travel to get to. Flying foxes, maze, bike track, bmx track, equipment for younger and older, oval for ball sports, parking, bbq's, shade....only box it doesn't tick is clean toilets. As this is a eco park, it has 'eco' toilets....always smelly and dirty so beware! Also, bring your own drinking water as only tank water available.
By mandy - reader
Wednesday, 7th of September @ 02:26 am
Blenheim Park in North Ryde is fabulous but very popular on weekends. Has a variety of adventure style activities, sandpits, a swing circle, flying fox, bike tracks, BBQs... there is also a separate fenced off-leash dog park and a fenced remote control car racing track. Bonus...on busy weekends the coffee van and icecream van often stop by. Well worth a visit!
By lizan - reader
Thursday, 8th of September @ 11:45 am
King George Playground
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 21st of September @ 12:08 am
Clontarf Park, Clontarf.
Great adventure playground for the older kiddies with a sand pit surrounding the whole area for the young ones. The beach is 20metres away and so is Clonnys cafe for a Take away coffee.
By Anonymous
Friday, 27th of April @ 11:06 pm
Marrickville Park, Marrickville.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 3rd of July @ 02:38 am
It has to be FLYIMG FOX PARK @ Winnererremy Bay - Mona Vale !! It has it all - bike track, cafe, flying fox, climbing net & open space with BBQ's ... can even bring a fishing rod!!
By jkerc - reader
Wednesday, 11th of July @ 11:03 pm
Blaxland riverside park. It is fantastic for 0 to 10 which is rare in a park these days. Very busy and crowded which just demonstrates the need for more like it. When they are finished in water, tunnels and sand they can take off on bikes on the extensive bikes tracks and picnic by water, on mounds with views or find frogs! We love It!
By delia - reader
Saturday, 18th of August @ 05:53 am
Darling Quarter playground at Darling Harbour - water splash wheels and gate, slippery dips, sandpits, swings, roundabouts, rope pulley, climbing rope pyramid - hours or fun for 1-10yos

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By ultim - reader
Saturday, 31st of August @ 10:38 am
Putney Park on Pellisier road, Putney is a very popular park located next to the Parramatta River. It's a great place for family picnics with beautiful water views, electric barbeques, a number of big shelters and toilet facilities plus a huge tubular slip n slide ride, shallow water pools for kids to wet their feet and a massive rope pyramid for cheeky little monkeys.
By aka_i - reader
Monday, 12th of September @ 09:07 am
Hi everyone, Tunks park in camerray on brothers ave is a fantastic little park. It's got a tree house, excavating machine and swings.
By sassy - reader
Sunday, 17th of June @ 01:34 pm
I've been to many of the mentioned parks/playgrounds above, I vote for Blaxland Park at Newington. If you haven't been, take your family there. Everyone in the family will love it! Only downside is not enough parking
By vanes4 - reader
Friday, 17th of August @ 09:44 pm
Definitely Livvi's Place in North Ryde! Free barbecues, swings and slides, music panels, huge sand pit, children's drawing displays, animals sculptures, hammocks and flying foxes even with a safety seat for very young kids! A very exciting places for kids and moms. We love it!
By jxteo - reader
Tuesday, 17th of June @ 11:18 am
Nurragingy Reserve
Knox Rd
Doonside NSW 2767
By jzzc - reader
Monday, 25th of August @ 12:30 am
Brays bay reserve is lovely. water views, BBQs and kids playground
By Priyanka - senior writer
Friday, 18th of December @ 03:04 am
Bronte Beach - lots to do for all big and small
By esl_t - reader
Friday, 24th of February @ 05:03 pm

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