If you are experiencing playground fatigue and fancy a change from the same old play structures, landscaping and surrounds, bring the family to Pirrama Park in Sydney’s Inner West. This is one of the newest and most thoughtfully designed parks in Sydney and from its aesthetics to its practicality, it is a winner on all fronts.
The extensive partially enclosed playground features traditional, creative, musical, and water play equipment with plenty of shade-though unfortunately, not over the main play areas. The sandpit is nice and big and the climbing frames are great, too. But on a hot day, the kids head straight for the water feature. Even on a cold day, the sprinklers and fountains are pretty hard to resist, so make sure you pack a change of clothes and towels for the kids. There is plenty of room to ride a bike, kick a ball or have a picnic and the BBQs are well maintained. The public toilets are handy and the cleanest we’ve seen in a Sydney park and there is a good cafe kiosk adjacent to the playground. There is plenty of parking but make sure you bring enough change to feed the meters.