A new playground has been built at Richill Park, next to the Karabi Neighbourhood Cottage.
This park is at the entrance to the pedestrian bridge over Cumberland Highway, near the intersection with Old Windsor Road. It takes you over to Toongabbie East Public School and Alice Watkins Reserve. As well as the Redbank Track, along Toongabbie Creek.
The new playground opened in October 2019 and the main attraction is the four seat spinning swing. It’s like a flying fox combined with a swing. And if you spin it right, you can get a LOT of speed! There was a good sized queue when we visited and no one wanted to get off.
There’s also a tyre swing, sliding board half pipe and a challenging climbing play gym with monkey bars.
The play equipment is best suited to kids 5 years and older. And it’s a shame not to see anything for young kids. There’s no shade over the playground, though there’s some natural shade in the afternoon. Plus, there are no toilets or a bubbler here. But there is a nice large grassed area to kick a ball around on.
The new Park Play Van will start visiting Richill Park on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm in term 4, from 17th October 2019.
Here is a photo of the old playground – which was desperately in need of some tlc!
Finding Richill Park
Richill Park is tucked in amongst houses, near the intersection of Old Windsor Road and Cumberland Highway. It can be accessed from the pedestrian overpass on Cumberland Highway. As well as from Tanderagee and Lurgan Streets. There is street parking.