Playground Review: Wahroonga Park

Wahroonga Park

The playground at Wahroonga Park was relaunched in 2014, and since then has been one of the most popular spots on the upper North Shore to meet with kids – with a brilliant playground suitable for toddlers to tweens, free street parking, a cafe across the road and beautiful gardens to explore.

Have you had the chance to visit Wahroonga Park? If not, then put it onto your to-do list. It’s a fabulous playground that features a range of fun equipment for children of all ages. The playground area is completely fenced off, which is great since it’s fairly close to the road. There is also plenty of grass outside the play area for kids to run, climb trees and enjoy a family picnic.

Getting to Wahroonga Park

If you know where Wahroonga Station is, then this will be a breeze for you. The park is right next to the station, just one street away. The actual playground is closest to Coonanbarra rd, but Wahroonga Park takes up a whole block. That means there’s plenty of parking. All the parking is timed, which is helpful, otherwise people would be grabbing those spots for the station! You’ll find 2 hour and 3 hour parking options around the block. I’ve never had much of an issue finding a spot each time we go.

Toddler Play Area

The Toddler Play Area includes a rubber soft fall area under beneath a large shade sail and a timber seating wall for parents to sit in the shade. It includes:

  • 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

The Little Train and platform deck

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Vivi and her friend on the swings

Climbing wall

Older Kids Area

The rest of the fenced area of the playground, is designed for more adventurous young children to early teens. It includes:

  • Aerospeed – a fast paced flying fox.
  • Rodeo Board – a spinning, bouncing, 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 pirate ship designed for sliding, balancing, hiding, resting, climbing and role play.
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The Shipwreck

Flying fox

Outside the fenced Park

Outside the fenced playground at Wahroonga Park is an area dedicated to swing sets. The swings here include a large bird nest type swing which groups of children can use together, a set of regular swings and an accessible swing for disabled children.

There’s also plenty of picnic spots to sit down and enjoy the space, with a great rotunda that can be hired out for events.

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Picnic spaces

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Plenty of space for picnics

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Rotunda that can be rented from council

The playground has something for everyone, making Wahroonga Park one of the best spots on the upper north shore. There’s a large area of grass for picnics, beautifully manicured gardens, nearby toilets and a café across the road.

Essential Details: Wahroonga Park

  • Where: Corner Coonanbarra Road & Stuart Street, Wahroonga
  • Parking: Free 2-3 hour street parks on the roads around the park
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Sunshade: Yes
  • Enclosed: The main playground is fully enclosed, but the swings are not.
  • Seats: Benches
  • Nearby Refreshments: Across the road at Cafe Patina

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