The playground at Mason Park got a make over at the end of 2017. It’s one of Strathfield’s four significant parks and a popular sporting park. It’s hard to imagine it was once a tidal mangrove swamp and garbage tip!
Mason Park ticks a lot of boxes for us for a great medium sized playground – shade, good variety of play equipment, toilets, softfall ground and nearby to cafes and shops. Except that it’s positioned near a busy road. While there is some landscaping that forms a barrier, you will need to keep a keen eye on little runners/ explorers.
The main attraction at the playground for us is the fire truck.
Plus my boys are big fans of the standing spinner and rope climbing.
Within the playground there is also:
- swing set, with a toddler and birds nest seats
- climbing play gym with double slide, smaller slide and rock climbing wall
- stand-on rocker
- bouncy stepping pads
- monkey bars
There is a path going by the playground that kids can ride on and seats nearby for parents.
Mason Park now has one synthetic sports field and we have seen soccer training and matches there. The fields are also used for touch football and cricket. The amenities block is along the path from the car park (on the other side of the park to the playground), about mid-way to the playground.
We have also been fortunate to be at Mason Park when firefighters from the local station have been carrying out training at the back of the park….much to my boys delight!
Finding Mason Park
Mason Park is on the other side of Homebush Bay Drive from Bicentennial Park and within walking distance of DFO Homebush. There is on-site parking just after the little bridge on Underwood Road, which crosses Powell’s Creek, when coming from the DFO direction. Or some street parking, but this is very limited. You can also catch a bus from Parramatta (525) which goes to Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
We also enjoy visiting Mason Park on our way to/ from the Putney Punt, also known as the Mortlake Ferry.