When we moved as a family to Sydney in 1988, hubby, myself and our oldest son who was then only 18 months old, we spent many, many mornings and afternoons at this playground.
I’ve written about the many emotions it still brings up in me in this post: The Ghost of Playgrounds Past.
But I hadn’t posted a full description of the playground. What a dope!
Here’s all the information you need to find and enjoy this lovely fenced Eastern Suburbs playground.
Lyne Park Playground
Lyne Park (between the Sea Plane Wharf and Woollahra Sailing Club)
New South Head Road, Rose Bay 2029
A delightful large playground notable for its position on the water with fantastic views over to Shark Island and Manly. Most thrilling for young children are the sea planes which take off and land very close by.
A central area has excellent, modern and colourful play equipment with climbing areas, various slides, a huge seesaw, wooden play ship and sand play equipment. There are also swings and sit-on rockers. A junior structure also has sand play equipment and cubby and slide.
The grassed slopes are good for sitting on rugs and enjoying the views, looking at the planes and bobbing boats. There are some wooden benches for parents and carers by the central play area. The paved area is small, but there are plenty of paths in the rest of Lyne Park for bike and trike riding. Picnic tables are in the main park.
Nearest takeaway coffee: Lyne Park Cafe is across the carpark.
Toilets: In block at the other side of Lyne Park
Shade: Yes, from shadecloth and trees
Map reference: Gregory’s 347 K10, Sydway 278 P18, UBD 237 K10
Parking: Free public carpark close to playground, behind the tennis centre. Enter from New South Head Road.
Nearest ferry: Rose Bay Wharf
Bus stop nearby: Yes
What’s your favourite playground?
Can you share the joys with other readers?
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