Banksia Play Space at Wadanggari Park Wins Prestigious Award

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We love it when a new playground opens in Sydney, but when a new playground opens, quickly becomes one of our favourites, AND wins a prestigious award, then we know we're onto a keeper!

The playground in question is the incredible Banksia Play Space at Wadanggari Park that's set to knock the socks off of all you adventurous kids and kids-at-heart!

Banksia Play Space at Wadanggari Park Wins Prestigious Award

Wadanggari Park St Leonards
Banksia Play Space at Wadanggari Park, St Leonards.

If you have a handful of local playgrounds on rotation (which Sydney parent doesn't!) and they're starting to feel a little been-there-done-that, get ready to add a new one to your list: Banksia Play Space. The North Shore's newest playground is nestled in the heart of St Leonards and promises endless hours of outdoor fun for kids. 

The new playground is part of the brand-new Wadanggari Park designed by Arcadia Landscape Architecture. The exciting new precinct will bring some much-needed green space to the area to keep up with urban growth. The 4,750 square-metre outdoor plaza features an extensive 'Great Lawn', a timber boardwalk built over a fern garden with circular hardwood 'Meeting and Resting Decks', a large 'Passive Nook' with a mix of urban style and sculptural seating and focus trees, plus a community recreation zone and playground.

What's on Offer at Banksia Play Space?

Check out the mega tower!

The Banksia Play Space is undoubtedly the focal point of Wadanggari Park for Sydney kids.

The design narrative of the new playground has been created around the - you guessed it! - Banksia flower. According to the Arcadia team, "Reflecting the stages of growth of a banksia flower, the play space will include a pod climber for the pre-schoolers, a net tower for the primary school visitors and an art structure for teenagers and adults." Adorable!

Built over two sizeable levels, the new playground will keep active kids busy with:

  • steppers
  • infant pods
  • climbing bridges
  • climbing nets
  • viewing decks
  • play logs
  • slides and more!

Wadanggari Park Becomes an Award-winner

Wadanggari Park scooped up the 2023 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Award for 'Place Governance', putting a shiny new award on the community's mantelpiece.

This prestigious accolade celebrates Lane Cove Council's stellar leadership and visionary approach to making spaces that inspire and bring people together.

Wadanggari Park Location 

Banksia Play Space at Wadanggari Park
Wadanggari Park, St Leonards.

Wadanggari Park is located at 568 Pacific Highway, St Leonards.

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