Wahroonga Park and its excellent playground ticks\ all the boxes. It is the perfect park for toddlers, pre-schoolers and early teens. Enclosed, with new equipment, it is a haven for parents and carers, and a paradise for the little ones.
Mireia Garriga Seguranyes is mum to three beautiful girls, ages are 6, 4 and 2. Originally from Barcelona, Mireia has lived with her Australian husband in Canada, then in Brisbane for five years and now in Sydney for almost two years. Mireia loves exploring with the kids and today she’s showing us Wahroonga Park’s lovely playground.
Wahroonga Park and Playground
Corner Coonanbarra Road & Stuart Street, Wahroonga 2076 NSW
Let’s be honest. Taking the kids to the park can be exhausting for parents. It is exhausting for the kids too, but that’s a good thing. They burn energy and socialise with other children. But, for a mum like me, I find parks that are too huge very stressful. Maybe, it is because I have three little children and I only have two eyes and two hands?
Wahroonga Park will not disappoint you. And your children will beg you to take them there again.
This is a very beautiful park for a picnic. If the picnic is not your thing, there is also a cafe across the road. Also, the shops and cafes of Wahroonga are a short stroll from the park.
The “star” of the park is with no doubt the modern equipment. There is an area that is designed for toddlers and another one that is designed for pre-schoolers to early teens.
The area for toddlers has soft rubber, which is perfect for children who are only starting to walk. This area is so cute with the little train and the platform. Next to the train, there is a little house with a climbing roof. Also, the toddler area has a mini slide and a set of swings with ‘basket’ seats, which makes it perfect.
For the pre-schoolers to early teens, boats inspire this part of the park. My children loved the “mast” and the pirate ship structure. This area is very multifunctional. The kids can slide, climb, hide underneath the structure and role-play.
Other faves are the rotating roundabout and the flying fox.
The playground also has a couple of stations with spinning wheels where the children can listen to different sounds.
Outside the fenced area, there are three different types of swings: the conventional ones, the big round one, and the “hammock” like type. Not bad, considering that it is not a huge park.
The park has big trees that provide lots of shade. There are low trees with strong branches, which are perfect for intrepid children that love to climb.
There are a couple of fountains. One is inside the enclosed area and the other one is next to the toilets building. Another important detail is that there are lots of benches, inside and outside the fenced area.
Toilets/Baby change: Yes / No, but the disabled toilets have a wooden bench that works perfectly as a changing table.
Nearest takeaway coffee: Yes, across the road.
Enclosed: Yes, except the second set of swings. There are swings in the enclosed area, too.
Shade: Partial shade cloth sail
Mum’s report: A great playground that could be visited every day and the kids would never be bored. The equipment is fantastic. Good community feel for the mums, too. I have visited some parks where there aren’t hardly any children and so, hardly any adults. Sometimes, a park where you can find good company makes the difference. Wahroonga is one of those.
Extra: It has beautiful manicured gardens and a quite big classy rotunda that can be booked for events.
Nearest station: Wahroonga Train Station
Bus stop nearby: Yes, at Wahroonga Train Station that is across the park. For major routes, lots of buses stop at the Pacific Highway, which is 10 minutes walk.
Parking: If driving, parking is available on the streets around the park. There is no meter, but there is a limitation of time (a maximum of 2-3 hours depending on the spot).
Wahroona Park + Playground Map
Thank you Mireia!
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