Spring Parks and Playgrounds – Top Picks 2017 | City of Parramatta

spring parks and playgrounds

Spring is a great time to be outdoors, with the warm sun and flowers and trees blooming. Here is a list of top spring parks and playgrounds to visit this year in the City of Parramatta. We have included both new and old favourites and most have a little shade for a warmer spring day. And while you are out exploring these great spring parks and playgrounds, keep an eye out for some hidden painted rocks!

Remember to also visit the Wistaria Festival at Cumberland Hospital from 9th to 17th September. Happy exploring!

For other ideas on family friendly things to do in and around the City of Parramatta, check out the ParraParents What’s On Calendar and some of our other handy guides.

1Sherwin Park, North Parramatta

Calling all kings and queens, knights and princesses….your castle awaits! The recently upgraded playground at Sherwin Park looks like it stepped out of a Robin Hood storybook.

2Lake Parramatta Reserve, North Parramatta

There is so much to do at this natural oasis just north of Parramatta. From kid friendly bushwalks around the lake and playing in the playground to swimming and paddle boats!

Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve is a very picturesque spot along the river, in between Riverside Theatres and Parramatta Ferry Wharf. You can literally take a walk through the history of Parramatta, via the pavement art. And there is a great adventure playground for kids.

4Caber Park, Winston Hills

Caber Park is a hidden gem, tucked away behind houses in Winston Hills. There are eight play spaces, with a range of play equipment, all in a lovely bush setting.

  • Best suited: Kids 1-10yrs
  • Size: Large
  • Key features: Giant slide, fenced and shaded toddler area, sandpit with a digger, rope climbing tower, basketball court, path to ride on, bbqs, picnic shelters, street parking, bush to explore and toilets.
  • Address: 22 Clackmannan Rd, Winston Hills
  • Read the full playground review

5Hunts Creek Reserve, Carlingford

Right in our backyard is this gorgeous little waterfall. And what is even better is that the walk to it is very kid friendly! Keep in mind that it is best to visit Balaka Falls in Hunts Creek after some rain as otherwise there is only a little trickle of water to see.

You will find colourful equipment set amongst the bush at Northmead Reserve playground, at the back of the sports fields.

7James Ruse Reserve, Parramatta

James Ruse Reserve is a perfect spot on those warm spring days, where the kids (and you) can cool off under the water fountains.

8Halvorsen Park, Ermington

Halvorsen Park has a fantastic nautical themed playground along Parramatta River, complete with its own submarine.

9Domain Creek Playground, Parramatta Park

This fantastic regional playground is very popular for obvious reasons. It has equipment for a range of ages, spread out over a large space and in a lovely bush setting.

Kids can now play at the ‘seaside’ at the cute, recently upgraded Henry Brigg Playground in Epping.

This article has been written for inclusion in the Active Parramatta September e-newsletter.

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I am a Sydney mother to two gorgeous, active boys – Mr funny bunny is now 6yr and Mr cheeky monkey is 5yr...they were 3 and 2yrs when I started writing for ParraParents! We are out every day, rain or shine, and love being park explorers, construction chasers, experimenters, book lovers, Pinterest testers, playgroup organisers, singers, builders, treasure hunters, musicians, cooks, gardeners, bush walkers, YouTube watchers, helpers and lots more.