Rainbow Farm Reserve is a new neighbourhood playground with a difference. It is one of many playgrounds, previously in the Hills Shire, that are being upgraded as part of the NSW Government Stronger Communities Fund in 2018/19.
Positioned in the middle of the reserve on a slope, there’s lots of open space around the playground to kick a ball, fly a kite or enjoy a picnic. And the blue and red colours of the playground are a nice contrast to the green around.
Within the playground, you’ll find:
- audio sensory play with a number of sound pipes to listen and make noise through
- inventors drawing pad for little artists who love taking chalk to the park
- nature play balancing on logs and sandstone blocks.
- three swings, including a birds nest seat and toddler seat.
- climbers delight ‘cube’, with spiderweb rope climbing, rock climbing wall, soft monkey bars (rope) vertical climbing ropes, balancing pads
- double slide (with steps)
- stand-on spinner
The ground of the playground is a mixture of bark and softfall. Unfortunately there is currently no real shade over the play equipment. Though hopefully once leaves return to some of the nearby deciduous trees, there will be some shade. Plus there are a few younger trees around that should provide shade in time.
Just a word of warning, that one of the logs seems a bit too close to a sandstone block. And has the potential to end badly with an unsteady kid walking along the logs.
Finding Rainbow Farm Reserve
Rainbow Farm Reserve is most directly accessed from Coral Tree Drive, between houses 15 and 21. Keep in mind that Coral Tree Drive is almost a loop and the bottom of the reserve is also on this same road. There is limited street parking at the top of Coral Tree Drive and some more at the bottom. Buses run along Oakes Road, a 350m walk away.