The playground at Carmen Drive Reserve has been upgraded, as part of works to improve the Carmen Drive shops. It opened on 10th December. And seeing there wasn’t much smoke haze around today, we popped by for a little play and afternoon tea from the bakery across the road.

We love that it’s fenced (though not a child proof gate). And there are toilets, plus lots of new parking spaces.

Such a big improvement on the old playground.

But it’s a shame there’s no shade at the moment over anything! Well not until the new trees grow a whole lot more. Even having a cover over the picnic table would make a great difference!

Carmen Drive Reserve Carlingford

Sadly there’s also nothing really for little ones to play with, except the baby swing. Interactive boards between the legs of the climbing play gym would be great. 🙏

The new playground at Carmen Drive Reserve is definitely more one for kids 4-7yr olds, who are confident enough climbers and balancers.

Carmen Drive Reserve Carlingford

Right next to the playground is a toilet block, with a baby change table. And there are some seats and a picnic table.

And across the road, are the Carmen Drive Shops, with a bakery and cafe plus other shops. The upgrade of the reserve also included adding over 20 parking spots, which are accessed from Oakes Road.

Carmen Drive Reserve Carlingford


Find Carmen Drive Reserve

Carmen Drive Reserve is across the road from Carmen Drive shops, with a cafe and take away food places. There is street parking on Carmen Drive and parking spots next to the playground in the park.

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