Lionel Watts Playground and Skate Park in Frenchs Forest

The new playground at Lionel Watts Reserve in Frenchs Forest is a stunner, a terrific mix of old and new, modern and natural. And there are heaps of other attractions in this large reserve.

The playground is securely enclosed, another great plus for it.

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Welcome to Lionel Watts playground!
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Here’s the huge and very modern play structure
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And here is a cute little pathway through the plantings
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Love this cute little climbing frame and the wooden benches too.
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There’s a long flying fox here too

This was one of our family’s very favourite local playgrounds, we used to live just down the road from Lionel Watts Reserve.  We spent years and years playing here and I miss it now my kids have grown out of playgrounds, boo hoo. I am even sadder not to have little kids now that the playground has had this major revamp… and the toilets are inside the enclosed area, that makes life MUCH easier.

We were here a lot at the weekends when the big boys play league on the sports fields too so it’s fab that it’s such a great spot.

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Love the musical instruments section
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Thought these will be very hot in summer
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There are plenty of swings to suit all ages and abilities
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This massive swing is fun too

Lionel Watts Reserve Playground Details

Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest 2086

Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO, or nearest cafes are across the reserve at Glenrose Shopping centre.

Toilets: Toilets block within enclosed playground.

Shade: Shade cloth and trees provide shade.

Enclosed: Yes

Mum’s report: My son loves the play structures, whizzing around the paths on his scooter and playing tea parties in the cubby house. This is a good place to meet up with friends for a picnic. Great too when the older boys are playing matches at Lionel Watts.

Extra: Close to Glenrose Shopping Centre and to the Glen Street Theatre and Library.

Parking: Car park beside the playground, there are two in fact. The best one is beside the showground, first on the right after the Pringle Avenue roundabout. The other car park is larger and runs along the playing fields paralell to Blackbutts Road.

Bus stop nearby: Yes

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There is a space to flop and relax in the shade
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Wooden trunks and beams are great for balancing games
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Hooray for toilets within the playground area

Lionel Watts Park Playground Map

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The skate park across the playging fields is terrific for older kids too
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Bring trikes and bikes and whizz right around the dog park/ showground oval beside the playground.

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All in all, this playground is very impressive, with something for all ages and a pleasant space for parents too. Thank you Northern Beaches Council.

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