Top Winter Playgrounds | In and Around Parramatta District

1225

The heat of summer is now a distant memory. And the cold wind is picking up. So here is a list of our top 20 winter playgrounds, for a range of ages. All have no shade or just a little bit so you can enjoy the winter sun. None are near the river, as the winter breeze off the water can be VERY chilly. Most have a softfall ground, which is good if it has been raining. But four do have water pumps – so you will want to avoid those ones on really cold winter days if your kids are drawn​ to them!

Our top winter playgrounds list has been grouped into age ranges. It contains medium to large sized playgrounds located in the City of Parramatta and across Western Sydney.
Note: the age groups serve as a guide, with most playgrounds having something to suit a range of ages. And, the numbering doesn’t reflect a ranking.

For Little Ones – Best Suited for Kids under 5yrs

These six playgrounds are best suited for little ones and are mostly fenced or set back from the road. For more winter playgrounds great for little ones, see this list of 15 with small to large playgrounds.

1Lake Parramatta Reserve | North Parramatta

Playground ReviewAddress: Bourke St, North Parramatta | Summary: best suited for 1.5-5yrs, partially fenced, softfall ground, seating, toilets, bqqs, on-site parking, cafe and bushwalks.

2Sherwin Park | North Parramatta

Playground ReviewAddress: 38a Isabella St, North Parramatta | Summary: best suited for 2-7yrs, open, medium size, softfall ground, castle theme, path for riding, covered picnic tables, toilets, cafe nearby, street parking.

3Upjohn Park | Rydalmere

Upjohn Park, Rydalmere

Playground ReviewAddress: Kirby Street, Rydalmere | Summary: best suited for 2-6yrs, open, softfall ground, bbqs, picnic shelters, toilets, purpose built scooter/ bike track, exercise equipment and on-site parking.

4Reynolds Park | Toongabbie

Playground ReviewAddress: 2 Chanel St, Toongabbie | Summary: best suited for 2-7yrs, open, synthetic grass ground, picnic shelters, bbqs, purpose built scooter/ bike track, bushwalks, street parking.

5Rydalmere Park | Rydalmere

Rydalmere Park playground

Playground Review | Address: 43 Park Road, Rydalmere | Summary: best suited for 2-6yrs, open, softfall ground, cafes nearby, street parking.

Beecroft Train Park

Playground ReviewAddress: Wongala Cres, Beecroft | Summary: best suited for 1-5yrs, fenced, softfall ground, train theme, cafes and toilets nearby, street parking.


For Little and Young Kids – Good for a Range of Ages

The next 10 playgrounds have a range of play equipment, making them suitable for toddlers through to primary school kids.

7Domain Creek Playground | Parramatta Park

Domain Creek playground, Parramatta Park

Playground ReviewAddress: Queens Road entrance, Parramatta Park | Summary: best suited for 2-10yrs, open, sand and softfall ground, bbqs, toilets, on-site parking, ducks, cyclepath, sand pit and water pump.

Playground ReviewAddress: Newington Blvd, Newington | Summary: best suited for 2-8yrs, open, softfall ground, cafes and toilets nearby, street parking.

9Winston Hills Lions Park | Winston Hills

Playground ReviewAddress: 22 Churchill Dr, Winston Hills | Summary: best suited for 2-8yrs, open, woodchip and softfall ground, toilets, cafe nearby, street parking.

10Phoenix Park | Rhodes

Phoenix Park Rhodes

Playground ReviewAddress: 47 Shoreline Dr, Rhodes | Summary: best suited for 2-7yrs, open, softfall ground, bbqs, toilets, seating, street parking.

11Holroyd Gardens | Merrylands

Playground ReviewAddress: Walpole Street, Merrylands | Summary: best suited for 1-10yrs, open, softfall and woodchip ground, bbqs, tables, purpose built scooter/ bike track, ducks, on-site parking, toilets.

12Golden Jubilee Field | Wahroonga

Playground ReviewAddress: Esk Street, North Wahroonga | Summary: best suited for 1.5-8yrs, open, medium size, soft fall ground, bike path, toilets, bbqs, street parking.

13Nurragingy Reserve | Doonside

Nurragingy Reserve

Playground ReviewAddress: Knox Rd, Doonside | Summary: best suited for 2-10yrs, open, 4 playgrounds, sand and woodchip ground, bbqs, tables, scooter/ bike track, ducks, on-site parking, kiosk, toilets, water playground (doesn’t operate in winter).

Livvi’s Place Ryde (photo credit: City of Ryde Council)

Playground Review | Address: Quarry Rd, Ryde | Summary: best suited for 1-8yrs, fenced, softfall, sand pit, bbqs, picnic shelters, toilets, scooter/ bike track, on-site parking.

15Bungarribee Park | Doonside

New playground at Bungarribee Park

Playground Review | Address: Doonside Rd and Holbeche Rd, Bungarribee | Summary: best suited for 3-12yrs, open, sand ground, sand pit and water pumps, minimal shade, bbqs, picnic shelters, toilets, on-site parking.

16Plough and Harrow | Western Sydney Parklands

Plough and Harrow Park (Photo Credit: Hello Sydney Kids)

Playground ReviewAddress: Elizabeth Dr, Abbotsbury | Summary: best suited for 4-12yrs, open, woodchip and softfall ground, water pumps, on-site parking, toilets, cafe, ducks, bike/ scooter track.

17Blenheim Park | North Ryde

Blenheim Park

Playground ReviewAddress: 16 Blenheim Rd, North Ryde | Summary: best suited for 2-12yrs, open, woodchip ground, toilets, bbqs, picnic shelters, bike/ scooter track, on-site parking, fenced dog off leash area.


For Young Kids – Best Suited for Kids 5yrs+

The final three playgrounds are for the older, or more adventurous younger kids.

18North Rocks Park | Carlingford

North Rocks Park

Playground ReviewAddress: 387A N Rocks Rd, Carlingford | Summary: best suited for 4-14yrs, fenced, softfall ground, toilets, on-site parking, bbqs, scooter/ bike path.

Playground ReviewAddress: Vine Street, Fairfield | Summary: best suited for 4-14yrs, open, sand and softfall ground, toilets, on-site parking, opposite Fairfield City Leisure Centre.

20Lizard Log | Western Sydney Parklands

Lizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands

LEAVE A REPLY