John Wearn Reserve: Sydney's Safari Playground

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John Wearn Reserve in Carlingford is practically unrecognisable after receiving a whopping 5.2-million-dollar refurbishment in 2020 and we're most excited about the cool new playground.

The new-look John Wearn Playground has a pretty impressive new look, new play equipment, new features and even a cool new safari theme. Sydney kids are going wild for the new playground, so you'd better hurry and go for a play.

The New-Look John Wearn Reserve

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


With more and more Sydney families spending time outdoors, more and more of our Sydney playgrounds and reserves are getting facelifts, and we're not complaining one bit! The upgrades to John Wearn Reserve are part of the City of Parramatta’s North Rocks Park Precinct Masterplan and include a fancy new Safari playground, dog park, amenities block, carpark, skate park, fitness station, multi-use court, barbecue facilities, and picnic shelters.

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 upgrades to John Wearn Reserve have been designed with Africa in mind. The 'Jungle' Nature Playground features timber play equipment, a timber tower with a slide, swings, a funky bamboo tunnel, stepping logs, a teepee, climbing ropes, and plenty of lawn for picnics. But the stand-out feature of the new playground is the stationary Safari animals that actually roar as you walk past them!

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

John Wearn Skate Park

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


Another feature of the John Wearn refurbishment is the cool new skate park next to the multi-use courts towards the middle of the reserve. Perfect for little skater boys and girls to go for a spin, the John Wearn skate ramps are state-of-the-art and attracting plenty of eager Sydney kids keen to skate up a storm. 

Don't worry parents, your fitness hasn't been forgotten! There's a new fitness station towards the bottom of the reserve (along Farnell Avenue) for all your exercise needs. 

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. 

Other Sydney Playgrounds To Visit

Sydney Playgrounds by the Water
Bonna Point Reserve's Massive Upgrades
A Mega New Playground At St Ives Showground


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