John Wearn Reserve: Sydney❜s Safari Playground

  • Toddlers

The revamp of John Wearn Reserve in Carlingford has seriously upped the playground game in Sydney!

Sporting a whopping $5.2-million facelift, this little gem has transformed into a jungle paradise that has our little adventurers roaring with excitement.

The New-Look John Wearn Reserve

John Wearn Reserve
The new-look John Wearn playground is state-of-the-art.


The newly refurbished John Wearn Reserve is an outdoor play haven. The revamp was part of the City of Parramatta’s North Rocks Park Precinct Masterplan and includes a brand spanking new Safari playground, dog park, amenities block, carpark, skate park, fitness station, multi-use court, barbecue facilities, and picnic shelters. Talk about going all out!

Sydney's Safari Playground

John Wearn Reserve
Listen to the African animals roaring as you walk past them. 

For those who remember the old John Wearn Playground well, say goodbye to the red, yellow and green jungle gym and say hello to a complete jungle safari, roaring animals included!

The new John Wearn Playground has turned playtime into a wild adventure with its Africa-inspired theme. The revamped playground features a brilliant range of play equipment including a sturdy timber tower with a slide, swings, an intriguing bamboo tunnel, stepping logs, a teepee, and climbing ropes. There's also plenty of lawns for picnics, turning any family outing into a fab day out!

The crowning glory of the playground has to be the stationary Safari animals, adding a pinch of thrill to the adventure. As you walk past them, they let out a friendly roar that has the kids squealing with delight!

John Wearn Reserve
The safari vibes keep coming with the bamboo tunnel at John Wearn playground.

Got a Little Skater in the Family?

They're going to love the new skate park in the middle of the reserve. It's pretty slick with state-of-the-art ramps that have all the cool kids flocking in. Parents, we haven't forgotten about you! Check out the new fitness station at the bottom of the reserve (along Farnell Avenue) to keep up with your exercise routine.

So, folks, gather your little adventurers and make a beeline for this jungle-themed playground that's won our hearts. 

John Wearn Skate Park
Kids can go for a spin at the new John Wearn Skate Park. 

John Wearn Reserve is located between Farnell Avenue and Balaka Drive, Carlingford.

To find out more about John Wearn Reserve, visit the City of Parramatta website. 

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