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’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!

1New Nature Play Space at Bungaribee Park | Doonside

Address: Doonside Rd &, Holbeche Rd, Bungarribee | Summary: You’ll find a whole set of new BBQs and picnic shelters at Bungaribee Park near the creek line (north of the BIG tower). And to add a little extra fun to this newly upgraded area is a nature play area. | More Info |

2Upgraded Playground at Katrina Park | Seven Hills

Address: Katrina Street, Seven Hills | Summary: Opening in August, Katrina Park has a balance beam and steppers, teepee, arched climber, observation platforms and merry-go-round. It has a lovely natural feel with the wooden play equipment and surrounding trees. | More Info |

3Upgraded Playground at Chopin Park | Seven Hills

Address: Chopin Street, Seven Hills | Summary: Also opening in August, Chopin Park a flying fox, trampoline, rubber tyre steppers, net climbing frame and swings. | More Info |

4Toilets and Separated Cycle and Pedestrian Path at Rydalmere Wharf

There is now a brand new toilet block near Rydalmere Wharf, in Eric Primrose Reserve. Plus near the ferry wharf, there has been another path created that’s just for bikes.

5New Street Libraries in and around the City of Parramatta

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 80 places to grab a FREE book or donate some in and around the City of Parramatta. | More Info |

6Upgraded Playground at James Hoskin Reserve | Carlingford/ Eastwood

Address: 20-22 Raimonde Road, Eastwood | Summary: The main playground at James Hoskin Reserve was upgraded mid-2019. Gone is the worn synthetic grass ground and now there’s more climbing and swinging fun for the kids. | More Info |

7New Playground at Snowy Reserve | Seven Hills

Address: Snowy Street, Seven Hills | Summary: Set next to Cumberland Plain Woodland, it’s fitting that this new playground has a lot of wood based play equipment. There’s a fun mix of play equipment at this neighbourhood playground, from in-ground trampoline to swings and large climbing play gyms.|

8Playgroup NSW Play Van | Parramatta Area

The City of Parramatta now has its very own outdoor mobile play van, thanks to Playgroup NSW. The van will be at 5 local parks during school term from 10am to 12pm. See the schedule here.

9Renovated Food Court at Carlingford Court Shopping Centre

Address: Corner of Carlingford and Pennant Hills Roads, Carlingford | Summary: Renovations in the food court at Carlingford Court are nearly finished. The family friendly section is a great improvement. They’ve got tables with a mini play cubby attached and gorgeous Eco Birdy children’s table and chairs made from recycled materials. Plus, there’s lots of phone chargers built into the tables. Thankfully the carpark exit to Rembrandt Street has re-opened. But there is still work being done in the carparks. | More Info |

10New Playground at Jones Park | Parramatta

Address: Intersection of Banks and Steele Streets, Parramatta | Summary: The old fenced playground next to the community hall in Jones Park is no more. Now there’s a new playground next to the carpark, in the middle of the park. Here you’ll find a scooter/ bike track, tractor play gym and swings suitable for young kids. | More Info |

11Upgraded Play Space at Parramatta Park – Paperbark Playground

Address: Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park (near George St Gatehouse) | Summary: What a change the new inclusive playground at Pavilion Flat is compared with the old one! We particularly love the water and sand play – be prepared for your kids to get wet – and how some of the history of the site has been worked into the design. There are BBQs nearby and a bubbler, plus some time limited parking and port-a-loos. Working is being done to build an amenities block and improve parking. | More Info |

12New Playground at Freame Park | Mays Hill

Address: Rees Street, Mays Hill | Summary: Freame Park, just west of Jones Park, now has a playground! It’s next to the basketball courts and has a climbing play gym, swings, merry-go-round and rocker. It’s only small but still provides a fair bit of fun for young kids. | More Info |

13Upgraded Playground at Church Street Reserve | Windsor

Address: Church Street, South Windsor (opposite the YMCA Oasis Pools) | Summary: A new inclusive playground opened in Church Street Reserve, South Windsor in late June. It has a strong focus on nature and imaginative play, with a fun sandpit and mini town. There is plenty of on-site parking, toilets and picnic shelters. | More Info |

14Upgrade of Cheltenham Oval | Cheltenham

Address: Castle Howard Road, Cheltenham | Summary: The iconic Cheltenham Oval, a favourite recreation spot for locals, has just been upgraded! It now has a new playground, multi-purpose courts and amenities building. | More Info |

15Updated Kids Play Area at NBC Sports Club | Northmead

Address: Windsor Road, Northmead | Summary: There’s now a large jumping pillow for kids (and adults) to enjoy in the Kids Backyard at NBC Sports Club. And there’s plenty of tables to enjoy a meal from while the kids bounce around! | More Info |

16Upgraded Playground at Merrylands Memorial Park

Address: Treves Street and Windsor Road, Merrylands | Summary: There’s now a new nautical themed small playground across the road from Stockland Merrylands. Plus the old basketball court, trees to climb and grassed area to run around on. | More Info |

17Upgraded Playground at Richard Webb Reserve | West Pennant Hills

Address: Aiken Road, West Pennant Hills | Summary: We call the the new playground at the northern end of Richard Webb Reserve froggy playground – and you’ll see why if you visit! It’s at the start of the kid friendly bushwalk to the Darling Mills Cascades. | More Info |

18New Fenced Playground at Livvi’s Place Elara | Marsden Park

Address: Corner Elara Boulevard and Northbourne Drive, Marsden Park | Summary: Livvi’s Place Elara bring the number of inclusive playgrounds by Touched by Olivia in Sydney to six. These large fenced playgrounds are for kids of all abilities and some of the best in Sydney. The main attraction of Livvi’s Place Elara for us is the dinky track – purpose built scooter/ bike track – within the fenced playground. There is also a water playground, flying fox, merry go round, swings and a big slide. Plus, picnic tables, BBQs and toilets. | More Info |

19New Fenced Playground and Cafe at Flower Power Milperra

Address: 479 Henry Lawson Drive, Milperra | Summary: The new Flower Power at Milperra opened in April and has a great fenced, all weather playground next to Frankie’s Food Factory Cafe. It’s one of the most fun family friendly spots to eat out in Western Sydney – delicious food and great fun for the kids! But the menu is on the pricier side. | More Info |

20New Outdoor Youth Space at Meadowbank Park | Meadowbank

Address: Constitution Road, West Ryde (opposite Federal Road) | Summary: A brand new outdoor youth space has just opened in the large Meadowbank Park. The highlights are the BIG skate ramps and bowls, plus the rock walls. There are very few outdoor youth spaces around sadly. So this is very exciting news for the area and young people! | 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 2019/2020