If you are looking for something new to do with your kids, here are the 15 latest new parks, scooter/ bike tracks, playground upgrades, cafes and play areas. The list starts with the newest kid on the block and goes backwards in time. We will keep updating this article as new, fun things for families open.

Address: Corner Devlin Street and Blaxland Road, Ryde | Summary: Yay – Top Ryde City Shopping Centre is re-opening its baby play area (after sometime and an upgrade) on 2nd July 2018. It’s behind the escalators, near the main play area and parents room. | More Info |

2New Scooter/ Bike Track – Centenary of Anzac Reserve, Kellyville

Address: Wrights Rd, Castle Hill | Summary: Across the road from Kellyville Village shopping centre (with the yummy The Local Trade and fenced play area), is a new scooter/ bike track at Centenary of Anzac Reserve. It is a medium sized dinky track with roundabouts, road signs and parking bay. Nearby is a small fenced playground, a large Community Centre and toilets. | More Info |

3New Scooter/ Bike Track – Crestwood Reserve | Baulkham Hills

Address: Chanel Lane, Baulkham Hills | Summary: Opening in June 2018, this brand new, large learn to ride track is at the southern end of Crestwood Reserve. It has roundabouts, parking bay, zebra crossings and road signs. And goes around a small playground. There is another larger playground at the park, plus netball courts, tennis courts, dog-off leash fenced area, on-site parking, BBQs, picnic tables and toilets. | More Info |

4New Play Area – Stanhope Village | Stanhope Gardens

Photo credit: Stanhope Village

Address: 2 Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens | Summary: The indoor play area at Stanhope Village Shopping Centre has gotten a make over, but is still as cute as ever. And remember, there is a great farm themed outdoor, covered play area as well right near two cafes. | More Info |

5New Scooter/ Bike Track – Coolong Reserve | Castle Hill

Address: Coolong Street, Castle Hill | Summary: Opening in June 2018, this brand new learn to ride track is in between the on-site parking and main playground. It has roundabouts, slopes, parking bays, zebra crossing and road signs. Coolong Reserve also has two playgrounds – one open near the dinky track and another fenced one behind the amenities block. Plus, there are netball courts and on-site parking, plus BBQs, picnic tables and toilets. | More Info |

6New Park – Fairwater Park | Blacktown

Address: Putters Circuit, Blacktown | Summary: Opening in June 2018, this is a brand new park with a scooter/ bike track, nature based play features, a cafe and duck pond. Keep in mind that there is still a lot of construction going on around the park in the Fairwater Estate but this will be a drawcard for construction loving kids! | More Info |

7New Family-Friendly Cafe – Courtyard Dining & Espresso | Telopea

Address: 3a Telopea St, Telopea | Summary: Telopea has finally entered the cafe scene with the great new family-friendly Courtyard Dining & Espresso, right near Telopea train station. Plus it’s only a short walk from a playground. library and bushwalk – winning outing combo! | More Info |

8Street Libraries at Local Parks

Fred Robertson Reserve, Oatlands

Address: Fred Robertson Reserve; Auburn Botanic Gardens; Central Gardens Merrylands | Summary: Street Libraries are mini neighbourhood libraries with books to borrow, take or give books to at anytime by anyone. You can now find three at local parks, including at Fred Robertson Reserve in Oatlands next to the Bells Road Social cafe. | More Info |

9New Play Area – The Vogue Cafe | Macquarie Centre

Address: Macquarie Shopping Centre, Waterloo Road, Macquarie ParkSummary: In April, the Vogue Café opened a new fenced play area. They serve some seriously delicious food and shakes, plus kids eat free Monday to Wednesday. | More Info |

10New Scooter/ Bike Track – Strathfield Park | Strathfield

Address: Chalmers Road, Strathfield | Summary: The new, large learn to ride track at Strathfield Park is our current favourite dinky track! The road signs are the perfect height for young kids, there are traffic lights (pretend), roundabouts, zebra crossings and lots of natural shade. Plus, there are picnic shelters, BBQS, toilets and a fun small playground nearby. And on the other side of the park, there is a large fab playground with four big slides, flying foxes, shaded toddler area, nature based play elements and climbing. | More Info |

11New Park/ Playground – Altrove Hilltop Park | Schofields [Slide CLOSED]

Address: Corner of Hoy Street and Overly Crescent, Schofields | Summary: Opening in April 2018, there was a LOT of excitement about the 30m metal slide at Hilltop Park. Sadly though the slide closed after only about month. The new playground does still have a fenced play area for little ones, flying foxes, swings and rope climbing. Plus bbqs, toilets and picnic tables. | More Info |

12Upgraded Playground – Silverwater Park | Silverwater

Address: Clyde Street, Silverwater | Summary: The upgraded playground at Silverwater Park opened in April. It is a small to medium playground, with water views, bbqs, toilets, grassed area and on-site parking. | More details |

13Upgraded Park – West Epping Park | Epping

Address: 15 Ward Street, Epping | Summary: Opening in March, West Epping Park has undergone a complete transformation. There is now a large playground with three big slides, toddler play area, basketball court, sports fields, bbqs, toilets and on-site parking. | More Info |

14New Play Area – Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

Address: 19 Rodeby Street, Drummoyne | Summary: Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre has over 120 retail shops. In March, a new play area called the Lighthouse Playgym opened on the ground floor. It has a spiral slide, a sphere look-out with a steering wheels and gadget panels. And is just near the Jean Louis Joseph Deli Cafe. | More Info |

15New Scooter/ Bike Track – Ryde Park | Ryde

Address: Argyle Ave, Ryde | Summary: In March 2018, this awesome new dinky track opened at Ryde Park, up behind the old Ryde Bowling Club. And it is fully fenced! There is on-site parking, shaded picnic tables, bubbler and fenced dog off leash area next door. The scooter/ bike track has roundabouts, traffic lights, (low) road signs, zebra crossing and parking, but currently no shade over the track. Plus Ryde Park has a playground, sports fields, cafe, sand pit, toilets, basket ball court and more.  | More Info |

Coming Soon!

Playground Upgrades in the Next Month (or two)

  • Cumberland Park, Newington
  • Lynbrae Avenue Reserve, Beecroft
  • Pinetree Drive Reserve, Carlingford
  • Winjoy Reserve, Dundas

2018/19 Financial Year Playground Upgrades

  • Blankers-Koen Park, Newington
  • Bingara Road Park, Beecroft
  • David Hamilton Reserve, Eastwood
  • Dunrossil Park, Carlingford
  • Forest Park, Epping
  • George Kendall Riverside Park, Ermington
  • Hunts Creek Reserve (Lesley Ave), Carlingford
  • Jason Place Reserve, North Rocks
  • Lindisfarne Crescent Reserve, Carlingford
  • McMullen Avenue Park, Carlingford
  • Meehan Street Park, Parramatta
  • Ollie Webb Reserve, Parramatta
  • Pembroke Street Park, Epping
  • Rainbow Farm Reserve, Carlingford
  • Somerville Park, Eastwood