Queen’s Park and its playground has everything you could want: swings, slides, sand, snacks, shade, a fence… and the Queens Park Kitchen cafe: perfect!
PS The cafe used to be known as the Queens Park Shed.
Queen’s Park Playground and Queens Park Kitchen
Darley Rd, Queens Park NSW 2022
by Erin Sanderson
My toddler and I visited Queen’s Park on a sunny spring day. I love that this park is compact, but offers something for everyone.
I think it would be especially great for families with several kids under 10 or so. The kids can play according to interest and ability, and you can keep eyes on all of them.
The enclosed park has several distinct sections: a toddler and baby play area, baby bucket swings, regular swings, a large playground with multiple slides and towers, and sandpit. In the middle area, interesting wooden animals and logs are perfect for climbing.
Just outside the enclosed area is a large sports field, which would be ideal for older kids who need more space to run.
The larger playset is optimal for the 4-year-old plus crowd, and we saw several 8-10 year-olds having a blast as well. While the play structure is compact, it easily accommodated the 8 or more kids sliding, climbing, and running around.
Also outside the enclosure, and three steps from the park is the Queen’s Park Shed Kitchen. This café offers breakfast and lunch with plenty of outdoor seating and baby change facilities – what more could you want?
Nearest Coffee: Right next door at the Queen’s Park Kitchen Café
Toilets: Inside the café and near the parking on Darley St. Both have baby change facilities.
Shade: Shade cloth and trees provide lots of shade
Extras: Sandpit with diggers, and adjacent to a large sports field
Mum’s report: A playground with a little bit of everything for toddlers to school-age. Lots of different activities to explore, plus space to run around within an enclosed area. I love having a close and convenient café for bathroom (and coffee) emergencies.
Parking: Parking available on Darley Road, can get busy in the mornings because there are several adult exercise programs in the park.
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Nearest Station: Bondi Junction
Queens Park Shed + Playground Map
Have you visited Queens Park?