We are always on the lookout for playgrounds that are a little bit different and have interesting and unusual equipment and structures. Golden Jubilee Field Playground in Wahroonga really delivers on that. Whilst it is a bit of a drive, it is a perfect playground on a sunny winters day and is suitable for crawling babies right up to primary age children! As a result, it is definitely worth a visit.
This playground is brand new and the thing that attracted us here was the ‘Junior Jubes’ zone. This section of the playground is set up like a mini city, with lots of tracks and cubby houses, perfect for role playing and using imagination! It includes a hospital, bank, restaurant, fire station, ice cream truck and petrol pump. In addition, there are many road signs dotted throughout the zone too, making it look very realistic.
The other wonderful thing is that it is perfect for crawlers and babies wanting to pull themselves up to stand! I remember searching long and hard for appropriate parks for crawlers when my daughter was small and found that there aren’t many! Now with another baby who will be crawling in no time, I can see we will be back soon for more play here.
As well as the ‘Junior Jubes’ section, the playground also has:
- two swings – a basket swing and baby swing
- unusual and challenging spider climbing tower leading to a large slide – ideal for older children
- rocker that seats four children
There is a path around the playground perfect for riding bikes and scooters, and younger children will enjoy riding inside the ‘Junior Jubes’ section too. The entire Golden Jubilee Field area also has some lovely long pathways with beautiful bush scenery. So if you have capable riders there are many lovely areas to explore.
As the playground is part of Golden Jubilee Field, other facilities available inside the park include:
- Toilets (a bit of a walk from the playground but still there at least!)
- Paths for riding a bike/scooter (lovely bush views)
- Park benches
- Large ovals for running around, kicking a ball, flying a kite (just not during weekend sporting matches!)
- Off-leash dog area (the back field) – between 1pm and midnight
Finding Golden Jubilee Field Playground
Golden Jubilee Field Playground can be found on Esk Street in North Wahroonga. There is plenty of street parking available and a car park within the precincts of the park as well. Just be aware that it can get quite busy on weekends, with sporting matches held on the ovals. It is not very accessible by public transport but you can get the 575 bus from Junction Rd, getting off at Boundary Rd and walking along Westbrook Ave and Esk Street.