Four (fenced!) playgrounds for parties!


Finding the right party park means a long list of requirements! These parks all offer a range of things you’ll need for the big day- from on-site toilets, fenced areas, loads of play equipment, to nearby cafes and BBQs plus benches and table for treats and for the big moment – the cake cutting!


1. Livvi’s Place, Ryde

The spacious park has HEAPS of all-ages, all abilities equipment, parking out the front, and it’s fully fenced. Perfect!

Why it’s perfect for parties

  • Huge playground, facilities, skate parks, bike tracks and playing ovals
  • Shaded BBQs, tables and benches
  • Toilet facilities
  • Ample and accessible parking

The only negative is that there is no kiosk on site, so you’ll need to BYO coffee and snacks!

The fenced park means you can let your children wander and play more freely

The spacious park has HEAPS of all-ages equipment

There’s a water feature, a sandpit and a climbing wall near the benches

The upper level has a flying fox and soft fall grounding plus climbing towers

Essential Details

    • What: Livvi’s Place Playground, Ryde
    • Address: Yamble Reserve, 194 Quarry Road, Ryde
    • Parking: Plenty of free parking in the area off Quarry Road in front of the park  (including disabled)


2. Mindarie Park, Lane Cove

Brand new! Mindaire Park at Lane Cove is the impressive first stage of a huge all-abilities park planned for the site on the corner of Kullah Parade and Mindarie Street. It’s designed for people of all walks of life and different abilities, so everyone can play. There’s a bushland setting, fenced playground and BBQ area plus toilets. Tick!

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Why it’s perfect for parties

  • BBQ area and picnic tables
  • Seating areas and undercover areas
  • Fully fenced and enclosed
  • Water fountains
  • Unisex accessible toilets (outside fenceline down a short path) with baby changing table

The  park at Lane Cove is designed for everyone to enjoy, and is a perfect inclusive party spot!

Wide ramps give access to slides and if your party guests are pram mums, there’s loads of room

The park is fully fenced with fun Australian animal silhouettes on the railings as a party theme

The music making station with drums, xylophone and music notes

You can also access the walkways via the rock wall (for those with a head for heights!)

Essential Details:

  • What : Mindarie Park, Lane Cove
  • Where: 18A Mindarie Street Lane Cove (Corner of Kullah Parade)


3. Hallstrom Park, Willoughby

Hallstrom Park in Willoughby is  a real find-it’s a park that’s truly great for a kids party, no matter what age or stage of life- but the zoo-themed play equipment is what really sets it apart. The animal statues and zoo-themed climbing frames are irresistible for cheeky monkeys keen to burn of some energy clambering over the swings and slides.

The park is designed to be a mini version of Taronga Zoo, although at Hallstrom Park, the animals are mainly of the play-equipment variety. Kids love exploring the oversized turtle with cutouts in his shell (perfect for climbing!) and weaving between sandstone statues of animals like elephants, gorillas and geckos. They’re equipped with sensor-activated sound elements and an interactive “musicosaurus”. There’s even a stone crocodile hidden in the drainage channel, camouflaged by rocks!

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Why it’s perfect for parties

Kids love exploring the turtle shell (perfect for climbing!)

There’s also the classic playground equipment with no-step slides

There’s a climbing frame and child-sized rockclimbing wall

This carousel is designed to be accessible to all

The open space allows kids room to play freely

A long-distance shot of the bike track shows the cute street signs

  • What: Hallstrom Park Willoughby
  • Where: 13 Small St, Willoughby NSW 2068. The Bicentennial Reserve entrance is 60m from the bus stop in Willoughby Road.
  • Parking: There is off street parking next to the Willoughby Leisure Centre and netball courts (entrance from Small Street). There is on street parking adjacent to the playground and outside the Leisure Centre. Two car spaces reserved for people with disabilities on Small Street, next to the playground
  • Nearest coffee: The Incinerator, Willoughby


4. Wahroonga Park

The  playground has something for everyone, making Wahroonga Park one of the best spots on the upper north shore if you’re keen to hang some balloons and celebrate! There’s a large area of grass for picnics, beautifully manicured gardens, nearby toilets and a café across the road.

Playground features

  • The Little Train – ideal climbing, role-play, hiding and balancing
  • Toddler swings
  • A junior slide
  • A ‘chickies’ springer
  • Climbing hut
  • A platform deck incorporating stepping bells for children to walk across
  • Aerospeed – a fast paced flying fox
  • Rodeo Board – a spinning, rocking and rotating piece of equipment that can be used alone or with a friend
  • The Speed Gyro – a rotating roundabout.
  • The Shipwreck – is half-sunken ship designed for sliding, balancing, hiding, resting, climbing and role play

There’s a large area of grass for picnics, manicured gardens, toilets plus a café across the road.

The popular spot can be crowded with families so choose a good time!

Essential Details:

  • What: Wahroonga Park,
  • Where: Corner Coonanbarra Road & Stuart Street, Wahroonga
  • Parking: Free 2-3 hour street parks on the roads around the park


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