Seriously, this is one of the best playgrounds in the whole of Sydney. Don’t take my word for it, just pack up the car, fling in the kids and get over there.
Yamble Reserve is a huge park, with vast areas of smooth lawns and within it is this enormous and very beautiful playground.
Built in 2013, this is one of the Livvi’s Place playgrounds, built as a joint project between Ryde Council and the Touched By Olivia Foundation. It is an inclusive playspace meaning that is is aimed at ALL members of the community, young and old, of all abilities and with all and any needs.
Livvi’s Place in Yamble Reserve, Ryde
Quarry Road, Ryde
The range of play equipment in this playground are dizzying. There is a very long double flying fox, one of the seats has a full harness, a large rope pyramid roundabout and a lower roundabout too. There is a large sandpit, a birds nest swing, a spinning dish, a musical play area and a car to climb all over! There’s a tunnel to play in and a large area covered with rubber softfall with handholds, excellent for people with mobility issues.
Themed play zones offer both stimulating and calming experiences. At the quieter area of the playground is a very beautiful series of pole artworks and the most gorgeous animal sculptures. Here and throughout the park there are wonderful opportunities for tactile exploration.
Within the playground are bubblers, lots of picnic tables, BBQs.
Within Yamble Reserve you will find walking paths, a cycle path
Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO
Toilets: Toilet block is just outside the playground, with both child and adult change tables.
Shade: Yes, plenty from trees and shade cloths however these can be busy in high summer and much of the playground is still in full sun.
Enclosed: Yes, fully fenced
Mum’s report: A very special playground in a very central location, great meeting spots for friends who live all over the city.
Parking: There is a large car park off Quarry Road
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Have you visited this most excellent playground?
Did I go overboard with the photos??
PS There’s a new Livvi’s Place at Bankstown City Gardens, check it out here.
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