Collaroy Beach Playground {Updated}- Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

We love this Collaroy Beach playground! We adore it for its views, its space and the very happy family memories it has given us.

Collaroy Beach playground was one of the first playgrounds we visited after returning to Sydney with a wild toddler in tow. We had been living in Karachi, and I’m telling you there were no playgrounds by the sea like this at all.

Collaroy Beach Playground
Not brand new anymore but we still love it!
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There are some delightful artworks as well as the play areas

We couldn’t believe how fabulous the Sydney playgrounds were! And this was one we spent hours and hours in.

Collaroy Beach playground has the most excellent equipment, with a real focus on being an inclusive, all-abilities playground.

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Collaroy Beach Playground

Aka Bruce Bartlett Memorial Playground

Birdwood Avenue (off Pittwater Road), Collaroy Beach 2097

There is such a wonderful collection of equipment in this playground. Check out my photos to see what’s there.

Our faves are the new rope climbing frame, the water play area and the large flat swings. The artworks that dot the playground are lovely for us parents to look at and great fun for the kids to play on and around too.

The playground has a view of the beach and ocean, and it gets a cooling sea breeze.

There are plenty of benches as well as picnic tables and there are gas BBQs inside and outside the playground. There is a grassy area to play outside the playground too, but it is close to the road.

See lots of photos below.


Nearest coffee: Cafes on Pittwater Road, and a it’s just a quick walk along the beach to the revamped Pelican Pavilion, read review here.

Toilets: Public toilets, showers and change rooms at the surf-lifesaving club just north of the carpark, entrance on the Pittwater Road side of the building

Shade: Shadecloth provides plenty of shade

Enclosed: Yes

Extra: Lovely beach and safe toddler pool and beach area, see Collaroy Beach post.

Mum’s report: A fantastic playground to be visited again and again. The kids never get bored of it and nor do we. It’s good to have the bike track within the enclosed park area.

Map reference: Gregory’s 229 C13, Sydway 219 L17, UBD 158 H13

Parking: Parking area beside playground, can get very busy on sunny days.

Bus stop nearby: Yes

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Collaroy Beach Playground Map

Collaroy Playground makes great spot for a long family day out.

And good for all seasons of the year.

Do you have a favourite all-season playground?



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  1. says: Gujarat Tourist Places

    Nice information about the playground. Detailed information is very helpful. Surely fun for children.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      It’s a fab spot, as often I wish the toilets were right next door as it’s a pain to have to take all the kids if you have little ones… but it’s not too far away. Wish it were so sunny in Sydney as it was when these pix were taken a few days ago. Chilly here today.

  2. says: Gavin Mahlberg

    Hello Northern Beaches Community, can anyone provide an update on the Collaroy Beach Playground – accessible Carousel replacement. This has been fenced off for over 6 months. Comments for its replacement/ upgrade closed 24 October 2021. It was such a great piece of play equipment just wondering when it’s being replaced, or if the council has forgotten. Many thanks ?

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