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!

1Upgraded Playground at Central Gardens Reserve | Merrylands

Mayor Steve Christou, Cumberland Council, with his daughters and local kids, giving the new playground a test run (16th January)

Address: Paton Street, Merrylands West | Summary: The first stage of work on the all abilities playground at Central Gardens is now complete. So you can enjoy the space for the rest of the summer school holidays! | More Info |

2New Library and Community Centre | Wentworth Point

3Upgraded Playground at Carmen Drive Reserve | Carlingford

4New Sydney Zoo | Bungarribee Park, Doonside

Address: Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside | Summary: On the 3rd Sunday of the month, you can now ride mini trains at Nurragingy Reserve. Only stage 1 is open at the moment (100m track) and stage 2 which includes a 300m track extension and station will open next year.  | More Info |

6New Food and Play Precinct – The Laneway | Liverpool Catholic Club, Prestons

7Upgraded Playground at Homelands Reserve | Telopea

Address: Telopea Street, Telopea | Summary: The local playground at Homelands Reserve has been upgraded, with a more compact climbing play gym and a hoop added.  | More Info |

8New Indoor Play Centre – Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe | Meadowbank

9Upgraded Play Area at Carlingford Court

Address: Corner of Carlingford and Pennant Hills Roads, Carlingford | Summary: There’s a new cute ‘hive’ play area at Carlingford Court. And thankfully it’s no longer the saddest play area at a local shopping centre! Should keep little ones amused for a little bit |

10Upgraded Playground at Richill Park | Constitution Hill

Address: 16 Lurgan Street, Constitution Hill | Summary: The new playground at Richill Park is definitely for the more adventurous older child. But the hurricane swing should give everyone a little thrill. | More Info |

11Upgraded Playground at Ron Payne Park | North Epping

Address: end of Woods Street, North Epping | Summary: Toot, toot a train has pulled into the new playground at Ron Payne Park in North Epping, along with a cute set of little shops. | More Info |

12New Playground at Ismay Reserve | Homebush

Address: Ismay Ave, Homebush | Summary: Located in a newly created space under the WestConnex, Ismay Reserve has a fun playground, good sports and picnic facilities. But it is strange playing right under the M4. | More Info |

13New 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 |

14Upgraded 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 |

15Upgraded 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 |

16Toilets 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.

17New 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 |

18Upgraded 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 |

19New 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.|

20Playgroup 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.


Coming Soon!

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

  • Tada Kids Cafe, Top Ryde Shopping Centre

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.

  • John Wearn Reserve, Carlingford [work commenced 16th September]
  • Central Gardens Reserve, main playground upgrade stage 2

Other Playground Upgrades Scheduled for 2019/2020

  • ANZAC Park, West Ryde
  • Don Moore Reserve, North Rocks
  • Edwin Ross Reserve, Carlingford
  • Luke Park, Mount Druitt
  • Quakers Park, Quakers Hill
  • Ridgeview Park, Riverstone
  • Sommerville Park, Eastwood
  • Tiara Place Park, Granville
  • Wyanda Reserve, Dhurruk

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