Over the last few months, we have regularly driven past Winston Hills Lions Park on the way to Winston Hills Mall. Normally we go on a rainy day, so not the best time to stop for a play at the playground. We finally managed to go one sunny afternoon and all had a really nice time.
Winston Hills Lions Park is a peaceful bush park, despite being near a busy suburban road. There is a creek running through it, lots of paths to ride on and two small playgrounds on either side of a grassed mound. The Park is also a short walk away from Chisholm Centre, a strip of shops with a bakery that has seating and take away shop. Note: the creek does pose some danger to fast little explorers as there is no barrier.
The two small playgrounds are located downhill from Caroline Chisholm/ Churchill Drive. The one closest to the shopping stripe is best suited to preschoolers and early primary school aged kids. The other near the toilet block is for toddlers and preschoolers.
There is a variety of equipment but no baby/ toddler swing and only some natural shade in the afternoon.
A new toilet amenities block has recently been built. It is very nice as public toilets go and there is a baby change table. There are a number of covered picnic tables throughout the park, plus a set of dual electric BBQs located on each side of the creek. On the other side of the creek, from the playground, is an exercise station.
Take a short walk west up Caroline Chisholm Drive and you will find Chisholm Centre, which is a small stripe of shops. On the corner is a bakery that has indoor and outdoor seating and serves coffee/ tea.
Finding Winston Hills Lions Park
Winston Hills Lions Park is along Churchill/ Caroline Chisholm Drive, just south of the M2, west of Windsor Road and the north of Westmead. There is street parking on Shelley Street, along the back of the park, as well as on Willmott Ave. It is about a 5min drive west to Winston Hills Mall from the park.