Where are the great, fenced playgrounds in your local area? What if you’re going somewhere new?
As I’ve written before in my list of the best fenced playgrounds in Sydney’s north, mums and dads love a fenced playground.
Here on the blog there’s also a guide to great fenced playgrounds in the Eastern Suburbs here.
Here’s a quick how-to on using local council websites to find great playgrounds to enjoy with your kids. Every council has some info on the parks and play areas they maintain, it’s just a matter of finding it.
I’m starting off using the The Hills Shire Council website as an example, because it’s a great example of a council making mums’ and dads’ lives easier.
So here’s the main page of the website.
Click on the Residents tab.
Then on Children and Families on the left sidebar which takes you to:
Click on Playgrounds in the Hills Shire to download a PDF which has very basic info on all the playgrounds, including whether they are fenced or not.
Well done Hills Shire Council!
How about some of the other councils nearby?
- Parramatta City Council doesn’t have any list of fenced playgrounds on their webite, They do have a webpage on Parks and Reserve under their main Play tab. www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/play/sports_and_recreation/parks_and_reserves
And a useful list of playgrounds that have been recently upgraded can be found at Park Upgrades:
There is a list off dogs off-leash parks… how about a list for off-leash children next!!
- Hawkesbury City Council has a Recreation Guide PDF with information about Parks and Reserves, and indicates which parks have playgrounds, but no further details.
- Blacktown City Council doesn’t seem to have a useful list on its website. Come in Blacktown, you can do it!
- Hornsby Shire Council has a long list of Park and Playgrounds, with a photo of each. There’s no detail on the playgrounds unfortunately, but this is a good start. Find it at:
Can you recommend a great fenced playground in your area? Does your council have a great website?