If you are looking for something new to do with your kids, 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 will 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!

1New Play Area at Rashay’s Restaurant | Top Ryde

Address: Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Level 1 (next to Coles) | Summary: Rashay’s at Top Ryde opened a brand new Little Rascals play area in March 2019. So now you can enjoy your lunch or dinner while your little ones play. | More Info |

2Upgraded Playground at Ollie Webb Reserve | Parramatta

Address: Glebe Street, Parramatta | Summary: Parramatta now has its very own Livvi’s Place – yay! Three years in the making, this inclusive playground for kids of all abilities is big, fenced, sandy, slippery and wet – promising hours of fun for young kids. Plus there are BBQs, toilets, exercise equipment and picnic shelters. | More Info |

3New Playground at Bay Park | Wentworth Point

Address: Amalfi Drive, Wentworth Point | Summary: Introducing Wentworth Points first (public) playground! There’s a little water play area, swing, slide, musical instruments and some rope/ bridge climbing. Plus BBQs, exercise equipment and picnic shelters. | More Info |

4New Kids Play Area at Wenty Leagues | Wentworthville

Address: 50 South Street, Wentworthville | Summary: Almost a year in the making, the new kids area ‘Clubby House’ is open at Wenty Leagues. It’s about 3 times the space of the old one, with 2 party rooms, separate toddler room and a parents rooms next door with mini me toilets and a breastfeeding room. | More Info |

5Upgraded Playground at Pembroke Street Park | Epping

Address: Pembroke Street, Epping | Summary: Pembroke Street Park is right out the front of Epping Library, and a very short walk from Epping train station. The new playground just has three pieces of play equipment, with a swing, climbing play gym (for primary school kids) and a small ‘boat’ for little ones. Considering all the new housing going around the park, it’s disappointing that this playground is so small. NOTE: the fence was being installed when we were there 7th February. | More Info |

6Upgraded Playground at Burnside Gollan Reserve | Oatlands

Address: Blairgowie Place, Oatlands | Summary: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…blast off! The space themed playground at Burnside Gollan Reserve has stalled into orbit. | More Info |

7Shade Sails at West Epping Park | Epping

Address: Dent Street, Epping | Summary: The fabulous West Epping Park re-opened in March 2018, but was seriously lacking in shade. Thankfully City of Parramatta Council listened to our request and has now installed shade sails over the toddler play area and small metal slide. More shaded is still needed to use the park in summer, but the trees are growing fast and should provide additional shade next summer. | More Details |

8Shade Sail at Henry Brigg Playground | Epping

Address: corner of Maida Road and Essex Street, Epping | Summary: This cute seaside themed playground can now be enjoyed year round thanks to shade sails recently being installed. | More Details |

9Upgraded Playground – George Kendall Riverside Park | Ermington

Address: end of Boyle Street, Ermington | Summary: Just west of the newish multi-purpose sports courts, is a new playground with shade sails! There are swings, rope climbing bridge, climbing play gym and some nature based play elements. | More Details |

10Upgraded Playground – McMullen Avenue Park | Carlingford

Address: 24 McMullen Ave, CarlingfordSummary: This previously very sad playground has had a much needed revamp. There’s now a small climbing play gym and swings. | More Details |

11Upgraded Playground – Bingara Park | Beecroft

Address: 69 Bingara Road, BeecroftSummary: The old ocean themed ‘submarine’ playground has been replaced with one that has a simpler climbing play gym. Plus merry-go-round, rockers and log stepping stones. | More Details |

12Jason Place Reserve | North Rocks

Address: Jason Place, North RocksSummary: The newest learn to ride scooter/ bike track is at Jason Place Reserve. You’ll also find some lovely wooden play equipment and swings at this small playground. | More Details |

13Upgraded Playground – Dunrossil Park | Carlingford

Address: 33 Dunrossil Ave, Carlingford | Summary: The playground at Dunrossil Park has reopened after a bit of a face lift. There is new softfall, some new play equipment and shade sails – yay! | More Info |

14Upgraded Park and Playground – Bressington Park | Homebush

Address: Underwood Road, Homebush | Summary: Bressington Park has undergone a bit of a transformation and re-opened on 8th December. There are now three sports fields, two playgrounds, amenities block and car park. | More Info |

15New Water Playground – Curry Reserve | Camden

Address: 24 Camden Valley Way, Elderslie | Summary: Newest, biggest and probably the best free water playground in greater Sydney can be found at Curry Reserve, about 50mins from Parramatta. | More Info |

16Shade Sails at Bungarribee Park | Doonside

Address: Intersection of Doonside and Holbeche Roads, Bungarribee | Summary: Western Sydney’s largest park just got even better with the addition of shade structures over the water play and sand pit area, swings and front big slides. We have tested them out on a warm summers day and they make such a difference! | More Info |

17New (Temporary) Play Area | Stockland Merrylands

Address: Stockland Merrylands, ourside Big W | Summary: The play area outside Target at Stockland Merrylands has been removed to make way for a new inclusive play space. In the meantime, there is a temporary climbing play gym outside Big W.

18New Playground – Blankers-Koen Park | Newington

Address: Newington Boulevard, Newington | Summary: This is no newly upgraded playground, but an absolutely brand new one…the first time this has happened in the City of Parramatta in a long time. It is though only small and a real shame that it wasn’t build under the existing gorgeous large trees in the park. | More Info |

19New Street Libraries in and around the City of Parramatta

Melrose Park PS

Address: various, see map | Summary: It’s so awesome that the number of street libraries in the area continue to grow. There are now over 50 places to grab a FREE book or donate some in and around the City of Parramatta. | More Info |

20Replacement Playground – Meadowbank Park | Meadowbank

Address: Adelaide Street, Meadowbank | Summary: Sadly the old, popular fenced and shaded playground at Meadowbank Park was vandalised earlier this year. The park is set for a major new regional playground (construction scheduled for 2021). So this is a temporary replacement (funded from insurance) and the play equipment will be relocated later on. | More Info |

Coming Soon!

Here are the ‘new’ things for families that we know are opening/ happening over the coming year, in alphabetical order.

Playground Upgrades to be Completed Soon

Construction has already commenced for these playground upgrades. And they should be finished in the next month or so, depending on the size of the project.

Other Playground Upgrades Scheduled for 2019