Kim Rutherford Reserve is tucked away in a suburban street, surrounded by houses. It is a cute park to visit with toddlers and preschoolers if you are in the area or wanting to meet up with other families for a little play with little ones.
It is sadly rather rare to find a fenced playground in the City of Parramatta with shade sails. By my calculation, there is less than 10 out of 150 playgrounds!
Within the playground, which has a synthetic ground, you will find:
- two swings, one with a toddler seat
- climbing play gym, with slide, chain net, fire poles, bridge and rock climbing wall
The playground is completely fully fenced. On the road side, it’s a typical park gate with childproof latch. And the three other sides back onto houses and their fences.
Up the back of Kim Rutherford Reserve, there is a nice patch of grass up for kicking a ball around or having a picnic.
While there are no toilets at this small playground, it is only a short walk (about 300m) to Boronia Park, which has public toilets. You may also be able to walk through to the Bridge
It’s not a flash playground, but it’s clean and newish and secure with nice shade. In the times we’ve visited, we’ve never seen other people there. So not the playground to visit to make new friends (which we hope to change). But perfect if you want it all to yourself, or for a little catch up with friends.
Finding Kim Rutherford Reserve
The reserve is located at 20 Wyralla Ave in Epping. There is a mix of 2hr limited and unlimited street parking available. And Kim Rutherford Reserve is about a 650m walk from Epping train station, plus near to a few bus stops.