I do love an inner-city playground, don’t you? It’s great to know that kids from our most urban areas can find a bit of green, even a tiny taste of the bush in their own backyard.
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park Playground
Between Australia and Lennox Streets, Newtown 2042
Website: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au, Environment, Parks and Reserves
A very large, peaceful bushy spot for the kids in gritty, groovy downtown Newtown. This is a large, rectangular playground which has been beautifully landscaped with bushy plants, sandstone, and wood. Some of the play structures are wooden and there are good sandpits. It all feels very natural which is lovely to see in the inner city.
There are swings, a great wobble bridge and several play structures. There are plenty benches and picnic tables inside the playground too.
Nearest takeaway coffee: Cafes on King Street, a few minutes walk away
Mum’s report: The equipment is great—there’s something for all ages. BYO bucket and spade and get set to stay for a long time.
Extra: There are good paths in the park for walking and for bikes. The groovy cafes and shops on King Street are very close by. The Magic Yellow Bus comes here.
Map reference: Gregory’s 17 F10, Sydway 296 N7, UBD 255 H5
Parking: Street parking on Australia Street and other streets by the park
Nearest station: Newtown is a 10–15 minute walk away
Bus stop nearby: Yes
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