With lots of wooden play structures, and plenty of space for playing, it’s a playground where kids imaginations, as well as their little bodies, can run wild and free.
Have gone a bit mad with the camera here, but I hope you can forgive me!
Passmore Reserve Playground
Campbell Parade, Manly Vale 2093
Website: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au, Community, Playgrounds
This terrific, large playground has been landscaped with so many different areas that it’s hard to decide what to do first.
There is a small bike track just by the main entrance, a forest area which children love to explore, barbecue and picnic tables, a bridge and a fantastic wooden wall.
Play equipment includes a junior play structure with cubbies and a senior play structure with a rope climbing frame and other adventurous stuff. There are several swings too. And don’t forget the BBQs and tables and the marvellous feeling of being in the bush!
This is a terrific playground for playing hide and seek, there are so many areas to hide away. Yet it’s still fully fenced – superb!
There is artwork throughout the playground too!
Passmore Reserve itself has playing fields are within a wide sealed walkway which is good for a legstretching walk or for cycling.
Nearest Coffee: BYO
Toilets: By the playground
Shade: Plenty from shadecloth and trees
Enclosed: Yes, and it needs to be as there is a section of Manly Lagoon right beside the playground, so little kids must be kept in the playground to be safe.
Mum’s report: This is the family’s most favourite playground in the whole of Sydney. It’s large, with so much equipment as well as the natural bushy areas to explore. The children love the big dry creek.
Extra: Not far from Warringah Mall shopping centre
Map reference: Gregory’s 288 B2, Sydway 238 R18, UBD 197 M2
Parking: Street parking along Campbell Parade