We have been visiting Bicentennial Park West Pymble for a while now, drawn by the large fenced playground and swimming pools next door….because if one won’t wear out my kids, the combo of the two sure will! 😉 We were disappointed and very excited when we last visited in February to find the playground closed and getting a make over. And then completely forgot to check whether it had re-opened. Thankfully a local mum let us know that the upgraded playground is finished and a great spot to play again.
The large fenced ‘Golden Grove’ playground is now more inclusive of kids and parents of all abilities, with softfall paths between the play equipment, an all abilities swing seat and slide.
The big difference for families who have been before the upgrade, is that the playground is now one area and not split into two fenced sections. Plus, the more challenging equipment for older primary school kids has been removed. And the Golden Grove playground is now more suited to younger primary school kids, plus toddlers and preschoolers. There are of course still things for the older kids to do, just not necessarily within the fenced playground.
The BIG draw card for this playground for families with a few young kids is that there is line of sight across the large playground. So you can sit near your toddler playing in the sandpit while your preschooler or primary school kid is on the swings, or riding around on the paths, and you can still see them.
And of course the kids are going to LOVE the upgraded sandpit, with a water pump, digger that you use while standing and water channels. So bring a spare set of clothes!
The playground has a lovely natural feel to it, set amongst native trees. And there are a number of nature based play elements, including logs to balance on, large lizard and engraved sandstone blocks.
Within the large fenced playground, you will also find:
- birds nest swing
- climbing rope tower
- climbing play gym with slide
- cubby house
Plus, there is a large picnic shelter with a few tables, seats and bubbler. Just outside the main entrance, there are BBQs and more picnic tables. And a short walk away is the toilet block.
Bicentennial Park West Pymble is actually one of Ku-ring-gai Council’s largest sports and recreation facilities. And there is plenty more to explore and enjoy outside the fenced playground.
Within the park, you will find:
- Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre, with a water fountain splash area, kiosk, indoor and outdoor pools and gym
- West Pymble Bicentennial Club
- Large open space where many community events are held, including Carols in the Park and Australia Day
- Two sports grounds with cricket nets, synthetic wicket, soccer/rugby field, netball courts,
- Fitness equipment
- Dog off-leash area
- Walking/cycling tracks
Bicentennial Park West Pymble definitely has something for everyone in our books and makes for a great day out.
Finding Bicentennial Park West Pymble
Bicentennial Park West Pymble is just off Ryde Road, not too far after crossing Lane Cove River. It’s about 10kms from Epping and just 4kms up the road from Macquarie Centre. There is lots of on-site parking, though it can fill up quickly, and you can also catch the 575 bus there was Macquarie University.