Ahoy there wannabe pirates and/ or lovers of water views! The cute little playground at Salton Reserve is a great spot to spend time with young kids on a lovely sunny day.
Visiting is fun on it’s own or combined with lunch or a shop next door at Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet or the Drummoyne Sailing Club.
The playground opened mid 2019, replacing the fenced playground around the point at Dunlop Reserve, and still looks pretty new.
There’s a boat themed climbing play gym, with slide, ladder and rope, as well as a swing and dolphin rocker. Keep in mind that little ones will need help getting up the boat and there are holes/ gaps on the top.
The playground is on a hill and has a shade sail, plus under a gorgeously large tree, which my kids enjoyed climbing. Plus some park benches and a bin. The nearest public toilets are at Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet.
Down the hill, in front of the playground, is a beach area and we love building sand castles and looking for ‘treasure’ there (which also sadly involves removing litter along the way).
So remember to bring sand/ beach toys for some extra fun.
Finding Salton Reserve
Salton Reserve is just under 20km east of Parramatta, along Parramatta River. It overlooks Cockatoo Island and is not far from the Iron Cove Bridge. There’s street parking on St Georges Crescent and Park Ave, or you can park in Birkenhead Point. Drummoyne Wharf is about 1km away and Victoria Road is a short walk away with buses.