The iconic Cheltenham Oval, a favourite recreation spot for locals, has just been upgraded! It now has a BRAND NEW playground, new multi-purpose courts, amenities building, two cricket nets, football/ soccer oval and bushwalking track. And there’s an event to celebrate on Sunday 30th June from 8am to 5pm, with the official opening ceremony taking place at 12:45pm.
The new playground was completed in June 2019 and has:
- Tower with small slide, small angled rope climbing net, platform and ramp with rope climb
- Upright logs with balancing pegs
- Balancing planks amongst upright logs
- Stepping stone style logs and rocks
- Set of swing with one child swing and one flat swing
- Sandstone blocks that can be used as seating or for (more!) balancing fun!
There’s rubber ground under the play equipment. And a toilet block is close by at the top of the stairs.
The new playground at Cheltenham Oval has nice landscaping, with lots of plants. Plus, there are some trees that will grow to offer shade and help to buffer the freeway noise.
Cheltenham Oval has a large oval where football and soccer games are played. Plus, cricket nets, community clubhouse and three new multi-purpose courts.
The multipurpose courts were being used for riding bikes and scooters when we visited.
You’ll also find a bushwalk that starts near the edge of the netball courts – Beecroft Cheltenham LinkTrack.
We explored some of the track and could see that work to the track is still in progress, with sandstone blocks and a stair case being added, about 10 minutes along from the start.
It’s a lovely track with small rocks along the mostly dirt track. We enjoyed our quick bushwalk and look forward to exploring further along the track on our next visit.
Finding Cheltenham Oval
Cheltenham Oval is just north of the M2, near Epping and Beecroft. It’s on Castle Howard Road in Cheltenham.
There is on-site parking. But the carpark is a little underwhelming, with only 20 spots available. There was only one free carpark on Saturday afternoon when we visited. There’s also about 10 more side of the road spots. Dependent on if a game is being played, you may need to park in a nearby street and walk in.