Dunbar Park is best known as the home of Little Athletics Ryde. But there is a great, somewhat new, nature based playground nestled under trees in the back corner. And the fact that it over looks the athletics field, makes this small to medium sized playground feel spacious.
With lots of things to climb and balance on, and some wide gaps, Dunbar Park playground is best suited to primary school kids and confident preschoolers. But if you are taking little ones along, the playground is hidden away from the road so you don’t have to worry about car traffic.
There is a good amount of natural shade and bark on the ground. And almost all the play equipment is made from wood, so looks right at home in the bush setting.
The play equipment consists of:
- stepping logs, sandstone walls and balance beams
- two musical elements – xylophone and a drum
- small sandpit
- liberty swing
- flying fox (fixed bar)
- two swings, one with a toddler seat
- monkey bars
- rock climbing walls
- rock climbing poles
- wobbly bridge
- climbing play gym with slide
Around the play equipment, and park, is a path that is great for riding on. And of course there is the large athletics field to play when not in use by a school or Little Athletics.
While Dunbar Park has toilets, they are on the other side of the athletics field, so not just a quick walk away. There is also a bubbler, seats and a picnic table in the playground, plus BBQs in the park.
Finding Dunbar Park
Dunbar Park is tucked in behind Woolworths Marsfield and Curzon Hall. The most direct easy to get to the playground is by a path between two houses (8 & 9) on Cherry Circuit.
There is some street parking on Cherry Circuit, or there is on-site parking accessed on the other side of the park via Sobraon Road. Keep in mind that it will be hard to get a spot there on Saturdays during Little Athletics season (September to March).