If your family have been longing to try out a new park, the latest addition to the Lower North Shore is the perfect choice! Gore Hill Park is a creative new destination for kids of all ages, with plenty of equipment to explore from water play to musical instruments. It’s accessible and full of everything a little person would want.
Gore Hill park is in a beautiful space behind Gore Hill Oval, set against the oval and overlooking the lovely greens with plenty of people watching to entertain you. It’s protected from the main road and has bush and trees surrounding the other side.
Once you’re inside the park, there’s a huge range of equipment for different ages and interests, including classic swings and the more modern options for water play, sound and interactive features, plus a mini merry go round and multiple slides. My daughter particularly loved climbing the castle-like structures and making her ‘home’ in one of them as part of her imaginative play, before yelling with glee and sliding off! The well-designed water play feature lets kids experiment with the push of a button that releases the water flow. There’s also a quad swing, plastic slides, play towers with rope bridges, climbing nets and metal slides, a spinning carousel, a basket swing, sensory stepping stones, musical instrument corner and a breaching whale log sculpture.
The equipment is modern, new and designed to be ‘close to nature’ in its materials and colours, with soft fall grounding, so the children are at ease and relaxed, feeling like they are playing in natural bushland. When we saw kids sitting around a collection of big logs it felt like a magical, secret meeting place within the park!
- Water feature
- Musical section
- Multiple slides
- Castle climbing
If you happen to fancy a meal on a summers evening or a breakfast on a cold winter weekend, you can head on over and barbecue on the two inbuilt BBQ stations.
The sporty types or fitness fanatics will love the mini gym or basketball court on site.
There’s a lovely, fresh feel to the setting because of the surrounding bushland and the green backdrop of the oval. The equipment is modern, new and designed to be ‘close to nature’ in its materials and colours, with soft fall grounding, so the children are at ease and relaxed, feeling like they are playing in natural bushland. When we saw kids sitting around a collection of big logs it felt like a magical, secret meeting place within the park!
- Synthetic playing surface for AFL, cricket, summer soccer and lunch time sporting groups
- A central picnic area in the playground with wheelchair accessible tables, BBQ’s and bubblers
- Half basketball court, 3 handball courts with lighting
- Two outdoor gym stations
- Perimeter walking track of just under half a km in length with pedestrian lighting
- Two sets of bike racks
What: Gore Hill Park
Where: Corner of Pacific Highway and Reserve Road
Parking: If you’re coming from the Upper North Shore you take a sharp left just before Reserve Road and you’ll find plenty of two-hour parking. If you are coming from North Sydney, take a right onto Reserve Road and park in the multiple spaces leading up to the Royal North Shore Public Hospital
More info: Willoughby Council
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