Epping Oval Playground | North Epping

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Epping Oval

One of our favourite parks to visit is Epping Oval because of its fantastic fenced playground. It is located in the quiet, leafy area of North Epping on the other side of the M2. I’m always amazed at how quiet this park is on weekdays, considering everything it has going for it! It would be lovely to see more families enjoy it.

Fenced playgrounds are a great way to ensure your children can enjoy running around and playing to their hearts content without feeling pressure to monitor their every move. The beauty of the Epping Oval Playground is that within the fence are some lovely grassy spots with shade from the trees, a BBQ and a few picnic benches. This means it is a perfect park for a child’s birthday party or a picnic play-date with friends. We actually had my daughter’s first birthday here and everyone loved the set up!

It’s important to note however, that the fence for this park is fairly low, with multiple small gates around the edge. So you still need to be watchful of your children if they are inclined to make a dash out (or over) the gates!

Epping Oval

The play equipment is well balanced to suit a range of ages. It has:

  • three swings (including a baby swing and round basket swing)
  • climbing play gym with two slides
  • see-saw
  • bouncer
  • large rope climbing tower, good for primary-aged kids

There is also a concrete path around the edge of the play equipment, perfect for riding bikes or scooters. The surface of most of the play area is bark mulch, so if yoEpping Ovalu have a fussy child like mine, be prepared to shake bark from their shoes multiple times!

It is a good idea to bring a towel if you plan to visit in the morning, especially in the cooler months as sometimes the equipment can be a bit wet.

Other Facilities

Epping OvalAdjacent to the fenced playground is Epping Oval which is a fully fenced off-leash dog area at all times apart from during sporting events. The park is also well equipped with:

  • toilets
  • bubblers
  • sheltered picnic tables
  • park benches
  • BBQ
  • shady grassed areas

Places of Interest Nearby

Finding Epping Oval Playground

Epping Oval Playground can be found on Norfolk Road, North Epping. There is plenty of parking within the precinct of the park, however on weekends it can get quite busy with sporting matches. It is a 15-20 minute walk north from Epping station, along Oxford Street and Norfolk Road. Alternatively, the 295 bus from Epping station will get you to the park.

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Mandy is mum to a very cheeky, effervescent 2-year-old girl and a smiley, chatty baby boy. Life is full with these two and she often finds herself pondering the deep questions in life, "What to deal with first? The poo on the clothes, the vomit on the floor, the toddler tantrum or the fire in the oven???" If she ever finds the elusive free time ever again she hopes to master the Mandarin language, get fit enough to run a marathon and write and publish a children's picture book. She embraces the joys and sorrows of being a Sydney Swans die hard, she now plays piano in the air because the keyboard got relegated to the garage in favour of toys and baby swings and she will gladly sell you a hand-reared baby cockatiel. She loves going on ordinary excursions with her kids around this great city of ours and hopes to share some experiences with you!

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