Since moving to Sydney in 2012 we had chance to explore heaps of parks in Sydney. We have 3 girls so finding a good activity for them was a big deal .

We have shortlisted our favourites.

Bookmark this page as we update this page on a regular basis, there are still so many more parks left to explore.

Blaxland Riverside Park

Blaxland Riverside Park

Blaxland Riverside Park

I was so impressed. I had never seen a playground as good as this one in any other country I had lived in before. This was by far one of the best parks in Sydney I have seen!

Blaxland Riverside Park is located within Sydney Olympic Park. It officially opened in June 2012 and it’s open to the public everyday. The park is set within beautiful surroundings along Parramatta River and it is huge with plenty of play equipment to keep the kids entertained. The play equipment is high tech and very modern, not the usual stuff you would find in most other playgrounds. Read more

Yamble Reserve, Ryde

Yamble Reserve, Ryde

Yamble Reserve, Ryde

My first impression was… WOW! The first thing that struck me was the layout of the park and the different themed play zones. It was so colourful, inviting and had a vibrant feel to the place. This playground certainly had been designed for children of all abilities with the idea of encouraging those with or without disabilities to play together.
The playground includes a double long flying fox with two lines –  one where the seat has a child safety harness for younger ones who need to be buckled. It also has  a large climbing rope pyramid, swing style Hammock, large sandpit, tunnel to play in and lots more. Read more

Jubilee Park Glebe, Sydney

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park in Glebe is so quiet and peaceful being in the middle of the city, you will be pleasantly surprised. This waterfront park is situated on the scenic foreshore of Rozelle Bay and is one of the four Glebe Foreshore parks. It’s a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet close enough to the city. The best thing about the park is the stunning views you get of Anzac Bridge overlooking Rozella Bay in Sydney Harbour. Here are the 10 reasons to visit: Read more

Fagan Park

View from Mediterranean garden

View from Mediterranean garden

Fagan park has everything you need for a great day out with friends and family. The park is huge covering an area of about 55 hectares and is located at Galston in Sydney. It has become a popular tourist destination for tourists and families and features lots of attractions for the whole family.
After lunch the kids can enjoy the huge friendly kid’s playground that is very inviting. It is Suitable for all ages. This playground has it all from Swings, Slides, and climbing apparatus to a flying fox, sandpit and lots more. Even  water bottle refill stations are available near the playground. Read more

Garigal National Park

Scenic Views

Scenic Views

One word to describe this park would be sensational. This is for sure a hidden treasure and a place where you want to come just to explore the scenery. It really is stunning with its beautiful water views, large open grassy areas, BBQ’s, amazing nature walks and natural bushland it feels like your miles away from Sydney. Read more

Otto Losco Reserve, Northmead

Otto Losco Climbing wall

Otto Losco Climbing wall

Hidden away on a quiet suburban street is a cute little park with a modern kids play area, table and seating and a nice walking track. This playground is fenced and there is plenty of street parking.
What we like about this park is that it features modern play equipment such as the Cumulus Swing, a neat climbing structure with slide and swing set. It offers children something a bit more unique compared with other parks and we feel children can achieve a whole new playing experience. The park has Synthetic grass and rubber safety surfacing making it comfortable to play. Its very safe with lovely surrounding trees and plants. Read more

Parramatta Riverside Park

Parramatta River foreshore reserve

Parramatta River foreshore reserve

We decided to take a walk along Parramatta River at the weekend as we were in the city to see the event ‘Parramasala’. Little did we know that an amazing adventure playground even existed with latest high tech equipment. We later found out that the park had undergone some new developments and upgrade recently.

As soon as you see it you will realize that this is no ordinary play area that has the same old equipment you would find in most other parks. This new playground is full of challenging and exciting equipment and features a fun water and sand play area, a long steep slide, climbing wall, scramble net and even a Rope bridge. All this together with great views of Parramatta River makes this one of the top parks in Sydney. Read more

Phillip Ruddock Water Playground

Phillip Ruddock Water Playground

Phillip Ruddock Water Playground

Parramatta city council have opened yet another fantastic water park called Phillip Ruddock Water Playground situated at Dundas Park.  The water park was officially opened on 29 November 2015.
Phillips Ruddock playground is the third water park to have been opened by Parramatta Council over the last couple of years and it has been built on the site of the park’s existing playground.
The water play park includes standard playground equipment as well as superb water features so it can be used all-year round. The playground is suitable for all ages. The area has nice relaxed seating with picnic spots and BBQ areas. The whole family can enjoy a great day out and it keeps the kids entertained for hours. Read more

Fairfield Adventure Park

Fairfield Adventure Park Huge Slides

Fairfield Adventure Park Huge Slides

The playground features some excellent equipment including a giant 11 meter climbing net, a sky bridge and 3 huge slides which in fact is the tallest slides in Australia. The climbing net at the park is very advanced and challenging. The equipment at this park makes it different from many of the other parks in Sydney that I’ve seen making it worthwhile to visit again. Read more

The Basin, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

The Basin

The Basin

The Basin in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is located on the Northern Beaches of Pittwater. It’s a fantastic spot for camping or you can even come for a day trip. Note that entry fees and landing fees do apply for access to the beach and park for day visitors and the park is open from sunrise to sunset. Day use fees is $3 for Adults and $2 for Children under 15. Under 5’s and Pensioners are free.
The Basin has very nice beaches and it is an inlet so there are no waves just nice sandy beach and very calm. The waters are beautiful, turquoise and clear. The Basin is the perfect spot for kids to play even for adults as well. The water is clean and great for swimming and snorkelling. Read more

I love the cute playground that’s been designed with creativity and thought. It’s great for kids who enjoy challenging equipment and obstacle courses. This playground is suitable for all age groups and features a climbing apparatus, monkey bars, rope ladders, swings, slides, toy shop and more. Best of all the playground is fully fenced so you can relax knowing your kids are safe. Read more

Rouse Hill Regional Park

The Maze at Rouse Hill Regional Park

The Maze at Rouse Hill Regional Park

Rouse Hill Regional Park is a real different kind of playground to most of the parks you will find in the Hills area because of it’s natural woodland setting. It’s even got a great maze that the kids can run through and there are some great rustic old metal sculptures that look stunning.We’ve been bringing the girls here quite a lot since we discovered the park and this is our go to park on a rainy day with friends and family. Read more

Caber Park Playground

Lizard Statue great or photos with the kids on it

Lizard Statue great or photos with the kids on it

Living in Hills Shire we decided to explore a park close to where we live, right in the middle of the Winston Hills suburb tucked away amongst the side streets is this secluded park.

Caber Park Playground is 3.6 hectares of lovely parklands. It has plenty to offer including barbeques, shaded picnic areas, 3 kids playing areas, tennis courts and lots of open space which makes it perfect for hosting a kids birthday party or even a large group get together. The park has lots of open spaces with big picnic tables and BBQ’s in different spots. Read more

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