Lagoon Park and its excellent playground in Manly is a top spot for a family visit. It is a great favourite with locals and for other Sydneysiders, it is well worth making a journey to visit.
One of the nicest things about this playground is that there are all sorts of walks to do either on the way to it, or from it. There’s also the lovely Queenscliff beach and rock pool a short walk away.
Manly Lagoon Reserve Playground
Cameron Avenue, Queenscliff 2096
This large enclosed playground is beside Manly Lagoon and is lovely and quiet even though it is close to Queenscliff Bridge.
There is plenty of modern playground equipment, including swings and a spider web climbing frame, plus a sandpit.
Some paths inside the playground are good for bikes and there are more paths outside the playground, but beware of the lagoon which is not fenced. The playground itself is securely fenced but once outside the playground, the lagoon is very close by.
Cafe: Cafe close by on Collingwood Street where it meets North Steyne
Toilets: Toilet block outside the playground, by Queenscliff Bridge
Shade: A shade cloth over some equipment and from trees, but not a lot
Mum’s report: Well worth a visit, Manly Lagoon makes the playground scenic and the fence makes it safe. The playground is very big and has lots of interesting stuff for the kids.
Extra: The playground is at one end of the Manly Four Beaches Walk
Parking: Street parking on Cameron Avenue
Bus stop nearby: Yes
I still get a thrill out of a visit to a great Sydney playground.
Even after decades!
Am I sad loser??