If you are looking for something new to do with your kids, here are the 15 latest stand out new parks, scooter/ bike tracks, playground upgrades, cafes and play areas in the greater Parramatta area and Western Sydney. 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. Plus, scroll down to the bottom for a list of all the exciting new things COMING SOON!

1Upgraded Playground – Forest Park | Epping

Address: Forest Grove, Epping | Summary: Set under large trees, is a new beautifully crafted wooden play gym. The new playground at Forest Park also has swings, balance beams and stepping stumps. Within the park, there are also lovely garden beds with flowering roses and paper daisy’s. | More Info |

2New Playground – Livvi’s Bankstown | Bankstown City Gardens

Address: Ross Street, Bankstown | Summary: A long time in the making, this is the newest Livvi’s Place in Sydney. It’s a large fenced inclusive playground for kids of all abilities. And we love the colours and layout. | More Info |

3New Playground – ELS Hall Park | North Ryde

Address: Kent Road, North Ryde | Summary: This large new nature inspired playground has a great mix of play equipment for a range of ages. Plus both natural and sail shade and picnic facilities. It’s next to the YMCA Ryde and not far from The Ranch Hotel and Macquarie Centre. | More Info |

4Upgraded Playground – David Hamilton Reserve | Eastwood

Address: Holway Street, Eastwood | Summary: Opening late September, this new playground has a ‘river’, ‘sand bank’, ‘wharf’ and ‘boat’. Plus it is along the Terrys Creek walk.  | More Info |

5Upgraded Playground – Fagan Park | Galston

Address: Carrs Road, Galston | Summary: There’s now a fun nature based, inclusive playground at Fagan Park, near the Carrs Road entrance. This is the second smaller playground, with the main one being up near the Homestead and Arcadia Road entrance. We love the wooden play equipment, particularly the wombat tunnel, and water pump. Until the new trees grow, it is best visited in the morning during the warm months. | More Info |

6Upgraded Playground – Pinetree Park | Carlingford

Address: 2z Pinetree Drive, Carlingford | Summary: The new playground at Pinetree Park opened in September 2018 and we are happy to report that there is a new and improved digger. There is a great amount of natural shade in the afternoon and still lots of grassed area to play on.  | More Info |

7Upgraded Playground – Rainbow Farm Reserve | Carlingford

Address: Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford | Summary: The new playground at Rainbow Farm Reserve opened in September 2018 and has some different and interesting play equipment. It is set up in the middle of the reserve with lots of open grassed areas to play on before reaching the road.  | More Info |

8Upgraded Playground – Winjoy Reserve | Dundas

Address: Calder Road, Dundas | Summary: After a long wait, this cute train themed playground near Dundas Station has finally opened. Little train lovers will really enjoy this small playground and there is some climbing equipment for the more adventurous young climbers. Unfortunately there are no toilets nearby but it is just behind a series of shops at the Dundas Village. | More Info |

9Upgraded Playground – Hunts Creek Reserve East | Carlingford

Address: Lesley Avenue, Carlingford | Summary: The small playground at Hunts Creek Reserve East has received a much needed upgrade. It now has a boat and native animals, plus swings for young kids to enjoy. This playground is a great place to begin your walk to Balaka Falls. | More Info |

10New Playground – Lindisfame Reserve | Carlingford

Address: Lime Grove, Carlingford | Summary: Young climbers will have fun at the new playground in Lindisfarne Reserve that opened mid August 2018. | More Info |

11Upgraded Playground – Lynbrae Avenue Reserve | Beecroft

Address: 11 Lynbrae Avenue, Beecroft | Summary: Tucked in near the M2, and just up the road from North Carlingford shops, is a brand new playground at Lynbrae Avenue Reserve. It’s a small playground, best suited to preschoolers. | More Info |

12Upgraded Playground – Cumberland Park | Newington

Address: Cumberland Square, Newington | Summary: Not far from Newington Marketplace is a new small playground. It has plenty of natural shade and a nice combination of nature based play elements with traditional ones. | More Info |

13New Regional Inclusive Playground – Governor Phillip Park | Windsor

Address: George Street, Windsor | Summary: We love going on day trips to the Hawkesbury area and are excited to now have this new fenced inclusive playground to stop at. The history of Windsor is beautifully reflected in the design and it has lovely views out over the Hawkesbury River. There is a water playground, in-ground trampolines and lots of nature based play elements. | More Info |

14New Street Libraries in the City of Parramatta

New street library at Dunmore St Epping

Address: various, see map | Summary: Thanks to Liveable Parramatta, 10 City of Parramatta residents were recently granted a street library from Street Library Australia. And they are now starting to be installed, like the Snoopy Street Library in Epping. | More Info |

15New Playground – Slidey Park, The Gables Box Hill

Address: corner of Fontana Drive and Ironstone Parkway | Summary: A bit out of area, but this new playground, in the large The Gables residential development in Box Hill, has the coolest piece of play equipment – a carousel! | More Info |

Coming Soon!

Here are the ‘new’ things for families that we know are opening/ happening over the coming year, in alphabetical order.

Playground Upgrades to be Completed Soon

Construction has already commenced for these playground upgrades and they should be finished in the next month or so, depending on the size of the project.

Other Playground Upgrades Scheduled for 2018/19