Ray Park has a cute playground that was upgraded in April 2016, along with exercise equipment and a path for riding on. It is a short walk from the Carlingford North shops and you can access to Pioneer Track from the park.
It has a Granny Smith theme to connect it with the first commercially-grown Granny Smith apples that were produced on the land.
There is a rope tower for the older kids and a tractor, swings, see saw and mini merry-go-round for the little ones.
The ground is a mixture of soft fall and fine woodchip. There are no shade cloths but the surrounding trees should provide some shade over the play equipment at certain times of the day.
The Pioneer Track is accessible from near the playground if you feel like a little bushwalk. We run out of time to do a bushwalk but will when we next visit.
The park also has a series of exercise equipment, sheltered picnic tables, a wide footpath around great for riding on and plenty of grass to run around on or to lay out a picnic rug under a tree. The exercise equipment is actually the best I have seen in a park so far and includes two bikes and a number of other moving and stationary workout equipment.
And recently some garden beds have been added in memory of Dorothy and Stanley Hazlewood, members of Pioneer families in Epping, Carlingford and Eastwood.
Parking is easy to come by on the the surrounding streets. If you take a five minute walk west up Plympton Road you will find a set of shops and there is a bakery that serves coffee.
Finding Ray Park
Located on the northern end of Carlingford, near the M2, the playground is best accessed from Avonlea Drive.