It just so happens we were driving towards Stanhope when we saw this park signposted so decided to come back and check it out at a later date. I’m so glad we did as yet again, another Awesome park to add to our list of Incredible parks in Sydney.
The play area is my favourite bit of the park which is a real different kind of playground actually 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. It has excellent shelter, picnic tables and BBQ areas. The sheltered area’s are so good and sturdy not like the standard picnic tables you see at most other parks. There are two massive Pavilion’s as well that you can hire out for private functions and they can easily accommodate large groups. The park is quiet or so is has been when we’ve been on the weekends and we haven’t found it crowded at all.
The kids play area
The park features two playgrounds and both are equally fantastic. The first playground has wooden climbing structures, swings, rope bridges, a fantastic maze and even a toddlers corner with cute colourful cubby houses. The second playground has a huge long flying fox that’s even fun for the adults to try and couple of other fun equipment. It’s just got a lot more in it that your standard park. I love it!
The park is nice and shaded from the trees so its a great place to come to in Summer as your not going to get the harsh sunlight on the faces.
There are some nice bush walking tracks that run through the beautiful tall gum trees and nice concrete pathways for the kids to ride their bikes or scooters.
This park has pretty much everything the kids are going to want. All in all a fantastic day out at this park and lots of memories to be made here.
There is plenty of Free parking space on the park grounds.
Toilets are located across from the car park.
Rouse Hill Regional Park is dog friendly as well. You can take your dog for a walk through here with the kids.
A bit about the Historic Rouse Hill House and Farm
Another exciting feature of the park is the historic Rouse Hill House and Farm which is located next to the park on Guntawong Road.It is a family home where the paintings, furniture, books and photographs have been gathered by 6 generations of the Rouse family. It’s got a lot of history of the area and it definetly worth checking out. There are also remarkable farm buildings including stables, wool shed and chicken coops. Guided tours are available so you can have a look inside the House and Farm buildings (charges apply) which take place from Wednesdays to Sundays, 9.30am to 4.30pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Bookings are advisable by calling 9627 6777. For more information about the tours you can visit the government website.
How to get here
Address: Worcester Road, Rouse Hill (adjacent to Windsor Road)
Open from 8am to sunset every day.
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