Endeavour Park Playground in Kings Langley
Address: Cnr James Cook Drive and Shanke Crescent
by Melanie Cross
Recently opened after Blacktown Council invested $1.5 million in its development, Endeavour Park has been designed to commemorate Captain Cook’s journey to Australia on his ship, The Endeavour.
There is a representation of the ship complete with towering masts that can be seen from the road when you approach the park, the swings (some that look like hammocks that you lie on) are positioned so it seems you are on board.
There is a shaded sand pit that is perfect for toddlers, as well as a small slide. For older children there is a bigger slide, climbing frames, balance beams and a roundabout.
Even teenagers should be happy here with handball courts, basketball hoop games and a large grassed area big enough for ball sports.
Within the park but away from the children’s play area are a fenced, off-leash dog area, walking paths and even fitness stations with outdoor gym equipment. Next to the children’s play area is a senior’s gym.
There are covered BBQ and seating areas, toilets and a bubbler. This would be a fantastic park for gatherings if you had a wide variety of ages.
Toilets/Baby change: Yes to toilets, including a disabled/accessible but no baby change
Nearest takeaway coffee: Kings Langley shops are down the road, but nothing surrounding the park
Shade: Only over BBQs, seating and sand pit
Parking: Street parking
Mum’s report: My kids love “the pirate park” as they like to call it, it can get a little crowded on weekends but with so many activities available and paths for riding bikes and scooters there is plenty to do for the whole family
Extra: The fitness stations around the park include equipment for wheelchair users