Rouse Hill Playground – Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

Oh dear, this playground is no longer looking the way it does in these photos and cannot be recommended as a safe place to play… a reader has let me know this:

This park although huge is very rundown, the wooden equipement is very weather worn and the flying fox does not exist. The swings are only one with one missing and the soft fall area full of rather large deep holes. The picnic areas are nice but the disable toilet door does not lock giving no privacy. 

Here’s another reader comment from 2017:

This park has really gone down hill, I actually complained to both Council and Parks and Wildlife in writing over 12 months ago, there a lot of hidden safety concerns here, it will only be a matter of time before someone gets really hurt, I know for a fact they have had someone out to acess the park and that’s as far as it’s gone to my knowledge, I asked for updates as we were visiting the park in a weekly basis but all I have been told is they have no money to fix it, very sad waste of a beautiful area ?

Very sorry… read the rest of the comment in the section below.

I hope the Council will get it all sorted out soon.


Post and photos from 2012

I’m leaving these photos and info here as a reminder of how this playground used to look.

Come on, Council, get it fixed!

 

Lovely cubbies for little kids

 

Rouse Hill Regional Park Playground

Worcester Road, Rouse Hill 2155

Website: www.environment.nsw.gov.au

Open: The park is open daily 8am–5pm

An excellent playground and one that attracts families from far and wide. Beside the large enclosed playground is a wooden maze, a big kids’ playground, a rope bridge, a very long flying fox and a bike track, plus a picnic and barbecue area.

The under fives’ natural habitat is the enclosed playground, which has several play areas linked by smooth walkways.

The junior area has cubbyhouses, a spring rocker, car structure and other toys. Rubber softfall makes it good for crawlers.

Weary adults can sit on the low wall, marvelling at the boundless energy of the kids.

Also in the enclosed playground are swings, a small bike track, picnic tables and barbecue and a dry creek, all landscaped with rocks and trees to create a very natural play environment. The wooden bridge structure that crosses the fence has slides on both sides.

The wooden maze on the other side is pretty large, a good place to lose the children for a while.

The older kids’ playground is for the over tens only. It has some wild and wacky equipment and attracts adults as much as children and teenagers. It’s not unusual to see parents shrieking with laughter as they use it, while the kids look on in bemusement.

Nearest coffee: BYO

Toilets: Toilet block beside the playground

Shade: Infants area has shadecloth, also some shade from trees

Enclosed: Yes, except for the bridge over the bike track, which is a route to the maze and freedom

Mum’s report: A great place for the family plus bikes  to spend the day. The only issue is that it is so good that it can get very crowded. If the picnic and barbecue areas by the playground are too busy, there are several others throughout the park.

Extra: Two short walking tracks within the park that are good for strollers. Rouse Hill House and Farm is close by, you can take tours and experience life on the farm, see www.hht.net.au

Map reference: Gregory’s 184 E7, Sydway 190 K16, UBD 128 M8

Parking: Carpark close to the playground

The BBQ area

BBQ at Rouse Hill Regional Park

 Great climbing equipment for older kids

Rouse Hill Regional Park Playground

 Huge long flying fox

Rouse Hill Regional Park Playground flying fox

The wooden buildings that lead to the maze

Another angle on the maze

Rouse Hill Regional Park Playground

 Love this rope bridge, advenurous!

 And a bit of sculpture is always appreciated

 So are clear information boards!

 Swings for all ages

 The teenagers playground

 Isn’t this rustic and lovely?

 

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Have you visited Rouse Hill???

Did your kids love it?

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Posted on: August 1, 2012

5 Comments

  • Reply August 2, 2012

    Denyse Whelan

    Oh here’s where I am embarrassed! It’s In my local area and you are telling me about it. Looks like a visit with Mr4 & Miss2 coming up one Thursday very soon. Thanks Seana.

    • Reply August 3, 2012

      Seana

      Hooray! I really love Letting families know about great places they can visit!!

  • Reply September 27, 2016

    julie

    I took my grandkids here based on this review. Mistake. this park although huge is very rundown. the wooden equipement is very weather worn and the flying fox does not exist. the swings are only one with one missing and the soft fall area full of rather large deep holes. the picnic areas are nice but the disable toilet door does not lock giving no privacy. the worst part was i drove for 40 mins to get there. will not be returning.

    • Reply September 27, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Oh no! Disaster. I will alter the post to reflect how it’s looking just now and will add your thoughts. Very, very sorry to hear this. Sounds like the council needs to get over there and sort it out.

  • Reply July 20, 2017

    Kim Whitehead

    This park has really gone down hill, I actually complained to both Council and Parks and Wildlife in writing over 12 months ago, there a lot of hidden safety concerns here, it will only be a matter of time before someone gets really hurt, I know for a fact they have had someone out to acess the park and that’s as far as it’s gone to my knowledge, I asked for updates as we were visiting the park in a weekly basis but all I have been told is they have no money to fix it, very sad waste of a beautiful area ?

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