While most of us have been at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, work has still continued on upgrading local playgrounds, parks and facilities. And there’s a lot to look forward to. Here are the 20 latest new parks, scooter/ bike tracks, playground upgrades, cafes and play areas in the greater Parramatta area and Western Sydney. The list starts with the newest kid on the block and goes backwards in time. We’ll keep updating this article as new, fun things for families open. Plus, scroll down to the bottom for a list of all the exciting new things COMING SOON! And if we’ve missed anything, PLEASE let us know!

1Upgraded Playground at Gallery Gardens | Toongabbie

2New Boardwalk at Glades Bay

3New Toilet at Putney Park (south playground)

4New Playground at Wangal Reserve | Mortlake

5Upgraded Playground and Other Facilities at John Wearn Reserve | Carlingford

6New Water Playground at Dawson-Damer Park | Oran Park

8New Inclusive Play Space at Stockland Merrylands

9New Indoor Play Centre – Cuto Kids Cafe | Wentworth Point

10New Indoor Play Centre – Vitaland Kids Cafe | Rhodes Waterside

Address: Rhodes Waterside, ground level, 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes | More Info |

11New Playground in Carlingford – Edwin Ross Reserve

12New Playground in Winston Hills – Roger Gregory Playground

13New Family Friendly Club – The FC Social | Rydalmere

14New Toilets near Paperbark Playground | Parramatta Park

15Separated Cycleway and Walkway along Parramatta River | Rydalmere

Address: John Street, Rydalmere | Summary: There is now a separate path for cyclists and walkers from Rydalmere Wharf to Silverwater Bridge, along the foreshore at Rydalmere. |

16New Shade Sail at Fred Robertson Reserve | Oatlands

17Upgraded Playground at Pierre de Coubertin Park | Newington

18New Park in Denistone East | Kings Park

19New Ninja Warrior Style Playground at Koonoona Park | Villawood

Address: Corner of Koonoona and Karella Avenues in Villawood | More Info |

20Granville Centre – Upgraded Community Centre and Library | Granville

Coming Soon!

Here are the ‘new’ things for families that we know are opening in the next month or so (in alphabetical order). And further down are the new things coming in the next year or so.

Other Playground Upgrades and New Things Scheduled for Completion in 2021

Long Term Projects


  1. Visited Richill Park Constitution Hill. Don’t bother mostly broken, turned up shopping trolleys & rubbish everywhere.Such a pity.