Lyne Road Reserve is a peaceful haven that backs onto the busy M2 motorway in the small suburb of Cheltenham. We didn’t expect to find such a fun, fully fenced nature-based playground there but stumbled upon it one day by accident.
The playground is fenced as there is a large, green grassy area next to it designed to be an off-leash dog area. However, when we visited, there was not a dog to be seen and the grass seemed to be calling out for children to kick a ball around.
The play equipment is definitely geared more towards young primary school children, however my fairly cautious two-year old still found plenty to enjoy. The playground has:
- two swings (one suitable for babies)
- play gym with slide, ropes, climbing wall
- ride-on car with two steering wheels
- two balance beams (one shaped like a dog)
- stepping stones
- wooden swinging log bridge
- high, challenging monkey bars
About half of the surface is bark mulch and the other half soft fall so there is enough space for crawlers to be able to move around too. The park gets lots of shade from the surrounding trees so it is a nice place to visit all year round.
There are a few park benches inside the playground but no BBQ’s, tables or toilets.
If you have kids like mine who like to say, “Another park NOW!!” then you would agree that Lyne Road Reserve is strategically placed in the middle of two other fantastic fenced playgrounds, Epping Oval (3km drive east) and Beecroft Train Park (3km drive north west). This means you can visit another fully fenced playground close by and make it a full morning or afternoon outing.
Places of Interest Nearby
- Epping Oval playground – fully fenced
- Beecroft Train Park – fully fenced
- Cafe Bela (part of Cheltenham Recreation Club) is a 7 minute walk from the park. You can buy a much needed coffee there!
- Devlin’s Creek, Lane Cove National Park
- Boronia Park, Epping
Finding Lyne Road Reserve
Lyne Road Reserve can be found at the end of Lyne Road, Cheltenham, which is off Beecroft Road. There is plenty of street parking available. It is also only a 10-minute walk from Cheltenham station, along The Crescent and Lyne Road.