Did you know that there are more playgrounds in the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct than Blaxland Riverside Park, Village Green and Concord West? Well there are two at Wentworth Common, just opposite the Brickpit Ring on Marjorie Jackson Parkway.
Wentworth Common is a large space with a nice bushy feel. It’s great for family gatherings with lots of room to play, either on foot or bike, and plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic or BBQ.
The first playground area is set amongst the trees and is great for young kids. There’s a sandpit with two water taps, swings and lovely large animal stone sculptures.
The second area is a bit further into the park and has more adventurous climbing equipment. There’s a pirate ship slide, flying fox and climbing structure, plus more sand to play in.
There are five 10-20m high conical shaped earth mound markers in Sydney Olympic Park. They are made from material unsuitable for re-use when the area was constructed. And resemble the Southern Cross on the Australian flag! The markers can be accessed by bike, wheelchair or on foot. At the back of Wentworth Common is the Bay Marker that has views out over Homebush Bay.
There are lots of picnic shelters spread throughout Wentworth Common. The larger ones overlook the large grassed area and are available on a first come basis.
Near the entrance to Wentworth Common are the toilets and one has a baby change table. There are also lots of paths to ride on, a ‘racing’ track and a pond.
Wentworth Common is smaller then Blaxland Riverside Park and has a lot less play equipment. But we really love the nature based play and space for family get togethers.
Finding Wentworth Common
The entrance is from Majorie Jackson Parkway, just near the intersection with Bennelong Parkway.