A visit to Boronia Park should be a real delight for babies through to early primary school kids, and us parents – well it is for us every time we visit! With plenty of trees and open spaces, the park has a real tranquil bush feel about it.
It’s also the only park we can think of in the City of Parramatta with a lovely flower garden, fun shaded playground, BBQs, picnic shelters, toilets, sports fields, exercise equipment, scooter/ bike track, nature based play and open space to enjoy.
While not fenced, the awesome playground for young kids is set well back, at least 50m in from the road.
Within the shaded playground, you’ll find:
- fun, colourful wooden play equipment, such as a train, fire engine and bike see saws.
- a nature based play area, with timber play equipment, rope climbing and wood stepping stumps.
- lush synthetic grass in the main play area that is fantastic for crawlers and nice underfoot for everyone else.
- plenty of shade and seating.
- fantastically nice, clean public toilets right next to it – best I have had to use in a park.
- something for a mix of ages, including rope climbing tower for older kids.
- a scooter/ bike track, complete with markings and a round about.
- a cafe nearby, across the road from Coles, and other food options around Epping train station.
Hubby started taking our two under two to Boronia Park on the weekends, on recommendations from other ParraParents. And they loved it so much they went almost weekly, while I got some time to myself at home – win, win! Of course after hearing such great things, it wasn’t long before I started taking them during the week. And kicked myself that I didn’t make the time to go sooner!
It is definitely one of those parks worth travelling to (by car or train) if you have kids under 5. And the parents I’ve met over the years visiting the park have generally travelled a bit to come for a play. Given how great a playground and park it is, it’s not surprising that there are always families there enjoying it. But I still think its a bit of a hidden gem to non-Epping locals.
There is a dual BBQ, lots of covered picnic tables and a bubbler next to the playground. The toilet block nearby has a baby change table and the cleanest, nicest public toilets I have used, plus sinks to wash your hands.
There is also two areas with exercise equipment, within sight of the playground. Boronia Park also as a sports oval.
Finding Boronia Park
Boronia Park is located right next to the Coles Supermarket at Epping and only a few minutes walk from the train station. The playground is most directly accessed via Bridge Road where there’s on-street parking. You can also park at the Cole Supermarket and walk through the park to the playground on the left hand side.