I first discovered this playground after running through the bush trail that leads down towards Woronora River. I was surprised I hadn’t heard of it sooner and if you’re not a local or haven’t been there yet then you might be too.
Why? Because it’s the ideal playground for a variety of ages and occasions.
What’s on offer?
So many different things! Beginning with two hand-operated diggers that the kids can use to dig up and tip out piles of bark chips. My four-year-old (who’s slightly on the small side for her age) found them a bit heavy to operate, but my six year old loved them.
There’s a round-about ride that will continue spinning once you’ve sat down and also a large basket swing with a scooter path around the perimeter.
The largest structure is a tall climbing net, suitable for bigger kids, which leads to a small slide that little kids can also access via steps instead.
You’ll even find a small outdoor gym set for the adults.
There are BBQs, regularly cleaned public toilets, picnic benches and bins provided- all things that make this a great spot for a birthday or group gathering! You can also park conveniently in the off-street car park beside the playground.
Bring your soccer, ball, cricket set, Frisbie etc as there’s a field adjacent to the playground too.
You can also swim in the river and feed the fish (and sometimes ducks) that are abundant in the river too.
What are the drawbacks?
With the river on two sides of the playground, you’ll need to keep a keen eye on any child young enough to do a runner and though there’s plenty here, this spot is probably most suited to kids 4-10.
The other caveat is that the playground itself doesn’t receive much shade, so best to visit in the mornings or on days when it’s not too hot.
If you need a coffee or refreshments, the Woronora RSL is directly behind the park, and you’re just across the bridge from The Boatshed at Woronora.