We often visit Loftus Square Park as we live locally and it is well used by many of the neighbourhood kids. The park is actually the oldest park in the Epping District, established in 1881. It is on both sides of Willoughby Street in Epping. On the southern side is the playground. And on the north side, you will find the popular basketball courts and some new exercise equipment.
The playground at Loftus Square Park has recently had an upgrade. It now has new softfall and landscaping, new benches, an extra covered picnic shelter and a pyramid climbing frame.
Play equipment in the park includes:
- Toddler area with fort and slide, two swings (one baby seat, one normal swing), a jet boat, animal see-saw, and hopscotch.
- New medium sized pyramid rope climbing structure in the centre of the playground.
- Climbing area more suited to older kids, two twirly poles, and an additional swing set (one baby seat, one normal swing).
- Small bike/scooter path that goes part way around the park.
While there is a fence and gate along Willoughby St where the main traffic is, the other three sides of the playground area are not fenced.
There are numerous tall trees around the perimeter of the park, which provide lots of lovely shade. This make it a fantastic playground option for the warmer months.
Dotted around the playground are about six benches, two covered picnic shelters and a bubbler. Unfortunately there are no toilet facilities or cafes nearby. The closest place for a takeaway coffee is Cafe de Clover, at the corner of Midson Rd and Boronia Ave (approximately 750m walk). It is also a short drive to either Carlingford Court or the shops near Epping Station.
Finding Loftus Square Park Playground
It is located at 35 Willoughby St, Epping, at the intersection of Willoughby St and Hermington St, about halfway between Epping Station and Carlingford Court. There is plenty of unrestricted street parking along Hermington St.
Bus transport is possible on the M54 bus, which runs from Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Carlingford/Epping stations, and the bus stops right outside the park. The bus shelters are also a point of interest, as they have been painted with beautiful murals.