I do love an inner-city playground, don’t you? Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is so close to bustling and busy King Street in Newtown, yet can feel so serene.
This Camperdown park playground is spacious and fully fenced, it feels quite bushy which is great for the local kids.
This playground is just a few steps from trendy, edgy King Street in Newtown, but it’s a world away. It’s visited weekly by the Magic Yellow Bus; what’s not to love?
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park + Playground Newtown
Between Australia and Lennox Streets, Newtown 2042
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is 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
Toilets: No – what a shame!
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 on Wednesdays in school terms.
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
Another lovely place to visit in Campderdown with kids is Victoria Park Pool, read all about it here.
Sydney Park also has a wonderful playground and a massive kids bike track, check out our Sydney Park post here.
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