• For the kids

    The three best playgrounds in Centennial Parklands

 

Centennial Parklands has a range of playgrounds – but three particularly stand out as some of the best in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

In no particular order…

 

Paddington Gates Playground

Located between the historic Paddington Gates and Centennial Park Reservoir No.2, this delightful playground (originally known as “the Rocket Park“) caters for children aged between 1-12 years.

The double see-saw and two play spaces have been created to cater to the varying needs of children, with climbing, swinging, spinning, balancing and sliding equipment, as well as a quiet play area. The ‘younger area’ of the playground is fenced.

There is a shaded area with a barbecue installed close by and a bookable picnic site nearby.

 

Paddington Gates Playground has a fenced playground for the youngsters, and an open playground for the older kids

Paddington Gates Playground has a fenced playground for the youngsters, and an open playground for the older kids

 

The playground is also one of our most accessible, with a Liberty Swing (a swing system that allows access by kids who use wheelchairs) and an accessible toilet located nearby.

 

The Liberty Swing in Centennial Park

The Liberty Swing in Centennial Park

 

Café Playground

This playground – one of the most popular in the Parklands – is located adjacent to the Centennial Parklands Dining in the heart of Centennial Park.

The playground provides an engaging and experiential experience for kids 0 – 5 year olds, incorporating interactive sound features, with modern play equipment, giant guiros, a water feature, ‘hug-me’ poles and turtle sculptures.

The design incorporates timbers and heritage stone gathered from within the Parklands and picnic tables and areas.

 

Café Playground is definitely one of the busiest playgrounds in the Parklands

Café Playground is definitely one of the busiest playgrounds in the Parklands

 

Queens Park Playground

This playground is located adjacent to Darley Road, Queens Park, and next to the popular Queens Park Shed.

It caters for all ages and features climbing frames, slides, interactive play equipment and shade structures. The playground is fenced with grassed areas inside to sit and enjoy a snack in between playtime!

There is also an amenities block adjacent to the playground.

 

Queens Park Playground is ideally located adjacent Queens Park Shed!

Queens Park Playground is ideally located adjacent Queens Park Shed!

Three goodies for sure, but we have more. Not only outdoor playgrounds, but we also have an indoor play centre for those wetter days!

Centennial Parklands – come play!

 

Like Centennial Parklands on Facebook

 

Similar Articles

  • Sydney’s kids go wild for WILD PLAY!

    The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden in Centennial Park is proving a hit with the kids of Sydney. Over the past week, children and their families from right across Sydney made their way to the Garden, which is designed to be an outdoor learning experience for kids of all abilities and backgrounds. It is made […]

  • Cubbies and nature quests – all the highlights from Outdoor Classroom Day

    A mass of grinning little faces descended upon Centennial Park last Thursday for international Outdoor Classroom Day. The special day had hundreds of school-aged children learning ways to reconnect with nature while playing outside and Centennial Parklands’ experienced ‘nature play’ educators were on the ground to lead the way! There were sensory games, trails to follow […]

  • From ‘Junk’ to ‘Nature Play’: the evolution of the Modern Playground

    Think back to your childhood and picture this – moving moving across the monkey bars, racing your friends to the top of the jungle gym, perhaps you were a sandpit fan? With this play came laughter, games, scrapes and bruises, but most importantly it framed our childhoods.  Modern playgrounds have become a symbol of our youth, our creativity […]

  • Wild Play Render
    Centennial Park’s first treehouse is coming!

    Centennial Park will soon be home to Sydney’s first $4M children’s wild play garden and within the new 6,000 sqm state-of-the-art facility will be our first natural Treehouse complete with slide, rope bridges and all!