Sydney’s Best Playgrounds – Willoughby Park on Sydney’s North Shore (Updated)

Willoughby Park playground

The whizzing roundabout with the big climbing frame behind.

Just a few photos and an update to this post on one of our favourite playgrounds on Sydney’s north shore.

Willoughby Park playground swings

 We used to live literally right round the corner from Willoughby Park – luxury.

We have to drive to get there now but it’s always worth it. This is a top spot to meet other mums, school pals etc etc, there is heaps of space and great equipment for kids of all ages.

Willoughby Park bike track

Here’s all the information you need to enjoy a family visit to Willoughby Park playground.

 

Willoughby Park Playground

McClelland Street, Willoughby

Council website here.

There’s so much to do in this playground and in the park itself. This is a really large area and really lends itself to meeting up with groups of people.

In the fenced playground itself, you can enjoy:
* a large tunnel, under the groovy hillside slides
* a big sandpit
* good swings
* balancing beams
* spices
* junior slide
* musical instruments
* the roundabout pictured below

willoughby park playground sydney Outside the fenced area you will find a small bike track which has a great spiders web climbing frame, more swings and a few BBQs and tables.  These are very popular for kids parties.

There is a large oval too, and a dogpark beyond that.

The oval has a paved bike track all the way around it, terrific for the adventurous older under fives and older siblings… oh yes, and active parents, grandparents etc etc

Willoughby Park playground sydney

Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO, or send a runner to the cafes nearby on High Street

Toilets: Toilet block beside the oval

Shade: Plenty as there are lots of huge trees

Enclosed:  Yes, large fully fenced playground, but biketrack, climbing frame and oval are close to roads

Mum’s report: Bring a sausage and some bread, a bowl of salad and a Thermos flask and feed the kids dinner whilst you’re here. Actually, bring some snacks and a bottle of wine too… why not?!

Extra: Willoughby Park Centre offers many arts, crafts and sports activities for kids.

Parking: Street parking on McClelland Street and car spaces on Warrane Road

Bus stop nearby: Yes

Willoughby Park oval willoughby park playground

The oval is right beside the playground and has a terrific bike track all around it. Great place for ball games.

Here’s a wee video I took of the playground.  Hope you enjoy it!


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Willoughby Park roundabout small

We’ve had some lovely expeditions to this playground, have you?

Can you add your thoughts on this or other Sydney playgrounds?

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  1. Looks awesome!

  2. Looks like a great place to play !

    • It is… we used to live round the corner and go there a lot when my older boys were little. It’s been improved since then and it’s really great. As is visiting with older kids, it’s become quite a relaxing trip out for me. At last!!

  3. I’m from Melbourne and there are some great playground here too. But I remember when I went to Sydney for a week end, I absolutely loved The Botanical Garden.

    • Yes it’s a gorgeous place isn’t. It’s an exciting trip when we take the ferry to Circular Quay and walk there.

  4. This looks like a great park xx

  5. Wow ! This sounds pretty awesome. I would love to explore this park being a nature lover.

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