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Playground Review: Cameron Park, Turramurra

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Cameron Park in Turramurra has had an upgrade! It’s doubled in size, and now features a large open grass area, BBQ facilities, a table tennis table and public toilets. NSM Discoverer Wendy Brockbank shares what she loves about this local park. 


One of the best things about living on the North Shore is having access to some amazing parks & playgrounds, and Cameron Park is one that we find ourselves visiting time and time again.

The newly renovated Cameron Park was officially re-opened in March 2017. As part of its upgrade, the park was also extended, doubling in size by way of Ku-ring-gai Council purchasing land adjacent to the park. This extension has provided a large open grass area with BBQ/picnic facilities, table tennis table, more seating, while the existing playground has received a vibrant facelift.

The Playground

Cameron Park is the perfect place to bring the little ones to burn off some energy, but also a fantastic park for play dates, Mother’s Group catch ups, parties and other social gatherings (we even had our kindy meet’n’greet here).

The main playground has a wood chip floor with the play equipment well suited to toddlers, pre-schoolers and early primary school kids.

There is a swing set with a baby seat, a shop, a rocket ship, a slide that’s four steps high, a spinning bucket you sit in, mini-swing and a truck. The truck is an all-time favourite and it’s a magnet for all the kids. At any one time, there are kids in the driver’s seat, on the back trailer, or hiding underneath. It’s the best place to for little ones to meet new friends.

Little ones can be truck drivers

Rocket ship & swings

Slide, perfect for toddlers

To the left of the playground are the ‘mushrooms’. It’s a lot of fun jumping from one mushroom to the next – however some little legs aren’t long enough and need an adult to help them make the leap, but the softer flooring cushions their fall. Another park favourite is the worm sculpture, which is perfect for climbing. You will also find a small see-saw and bouncer in this section.

Mushrooms for jumping!

Giant caterpillar sculpture

There is also a bike track which circles the main playground – so make sure you bring the bikes and scooters!

Pack the scooter!

On the Gilroy Road side, there is a large open space perfect for ball sports, throwing a frisbee, running around or just relaxing on a picnic rug (OK, maybe the relaxing is more for the adults!)

The trees surrounding the playground provides plenty of shade during the warmer months. In the autumn, there is nothing more fun than running through all those fallen leaves!! By winter, the trees are bare allowing the warm winter sun to shine through.

Picnic & BBQ Area

At the opposite end to the playground, there are two sheltered picnic tables together with a coin operated BBQ. There is no booking option for this site, so first come best dressed.

The design of this area has been cleverly done to make it multi-use. On both tables, you will find a checkers board, so that one can enjoy a game of checkers or chess. There is also a table tennis table – a great game to play outdoors while enjoying your BBQ picnic!

The bike track from the playground joins the path right up to the BBQ area. It’s a great space for the little ones to scoot or ride while you keep a watchful eye over them. Overall, the area is very well paved making it comfortable for any gathering and if you want some grassy area then the large grass area is right next to it.

In case there is a need for emergency picnic/BBQ supplies, there is a Coles supermarket located nearby on the other side of the station (400m from park)

The entire park is fully fenced, providing that extra level of safety for the little ones.

Fancy an outdoor game of Table Tennis?

Essential Details

  • Location: Corner Eastern Road and Gilroy Road, Turramurra
  • Parking: There is plenty of free on-street parking along Eastern Road and Gilroy Road. But if it’s too busy, then there is ample parking in the Gilroy Lane carpark just behind the shops (next to Turramurra Uniting Church), which is a short walk to the park.
  • Public Transport: The park is located 160m from Turramurra Station & bus stands. The station is serviced by a lift, so is pram friendly.
  • Toilets: There is a spacious unisex toilet decorated in the theme of autumn leaves, located next to the playground. It is one of the council’s new modern self-cleaning toilets which has a voice telling you that you have 10mins before doors will re-open. For that extra touch, music starts playing! A change table is also available inside the toilet block.
  • Coffee: For that all important caffeine hit there are several coffee options at Turramurra shops along Rohini Street, or for a slightly further walk (260m from park) there is Replay Espresso on the other side of the train station.

Self-cleaning unisex toilet

 

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