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.
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.
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.
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