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There are some amazing parks and playgrounds in the Blue Mountains, making it an ideal place to raise a family. Not only can we enjoy all of the beautfiul bushwalks but we have our pick from over 50 parks and playgrounds!

In this exclusive list, we share our Top 10 Favourite Parks and Playgrounds in the Blue Mountains!

1. Wentworth Falls Lake NEW Inclusive Adventure Playground & Pirate Ship Park
2. Glenbrook Park and Inclusive Adventure Playground
3. Lithgow Adventure Playground: Endeavour Park Lithgow
4. St. John’s Park & Playground, Blaxland
5. Memorial Park Blackheath: The ‘Red Rocket Ship Park’
6. Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls
7. Buttonshaw Park and Playground, Springwood 
8. Lennox Park and Playground, Blaxland
9. Summerhayes Park, Winmalee
10. Hinkler Park and Playground, Katoomba

Our Favourite Parks and Playgrounds in the Blue Mountains

1. Wentworth Falls Lake NEW Inclusive Adventure Playground & Pirate Ship Park

parks in the Blue Mountains, the Pirate Ship Park Wentworth Falls

Our number 1 favourite park and playground in the Blue Mountains is Wentworth Falls Lake. It is a really beautiful space for families to play, walk, kayak or picnic. With water views, birdlife, a looped walk around the lake and two sets of playground equipment and accessible toilet facilities, this park has become extremely popular. Now with the addition of the brand new adventure playground, it is set to be even more attractive for families and visitors.

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2. Glenbrook Park and Playground

Glenbrook Park and playground slide

With a brand new, fully fenced state of the art adventure playground for children of all ages, GlenbrookPark and playground, in the lower Blue Mountains, offers a great morning out for the family.

With the addition of the barbecues and picnic areas, the whole community can enjoy this space.

Glenbrook playground is fully gated, with a spacious grassed area for family and friends to gather, with a looped path for bikes and scooters. FIND OUT MORE.

3. Lithgow Adventure Playground: Endeavour Park Lithgow

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Whilst technically located just outside of the Blue Mountains in Lithgow, Lithgow Adventure Playground at Endeavour Park is an amazing playground that is definitely worth visiting.

Lithgow Adventure Playground is a beautiful, inclusive playground that is designed to engage children socially, physically and cognitively. It has inbuilt design features to interest children as they play, tips its hat to Lithgow’s mining history, water play and is set in the most majestic location overlooking the Blue Mountains. FIND OUT MORE.

4. St. John’s Park & Playground, Blaxland


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Another one of our favourite parks and playgrounds in the Blue Mountains is St John’s Oval park and playground. It is a versatile space in the Blue Mountains that has a range of features for children, teens and families. Its main feature is the large 400m oval that is regularly used for team sports and running. St John’s Oval Park is a ‘dog on a  leash’ park, but it is also a popular space for children and youth.

There are two basketball/netball courts that are doubled as scooter and bike riding spaces for children and a playground with a variety of fun equipment. This playground is likely to receive funding be upgraded to become more inclusive. FIND OUT MORE.

5. Memorial Park Blackheath: The ‘Red Rocket Ship Park’

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Memorial Park Blackheath is one of the most historic and favourite playgrounds in the Blue Mountains. Also known by locals as the ‘Red Rocket Ship Park’, this playground in Blackheath is definitely worth visiting. The red rocket was originally installed in 1962 and recently renovated.

Memorial Park Blackheath has plenty of space, including three different playground areas to suit all age groups. There is a range of wonderful play equipment, including a flying fox and swings, a duck pond, swimming pool (built during the 1930’s), sheltered BBQs and an abundance of grassed areas for picnics and spontaneous games of soccer or frisbee! FIND OUT MORE.


6. Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls

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This lovely, leafy Blue Mountains park and playground has a wonderful playground for children with brand new swings and a path around it that is suitable for bikes and scooters. The entrance to the child-friendly Charles Darwin walk is right there too.

Wilson Park in Wentworth Falls is one of the leafiest parks in the Blue Mountains due to its beautiful, mature, deciduous trees. These gorgeous trees make great cubby houses for imaginative play and create lovely shade during Summer.

Wilson Park is an easy walk from the station and cafes across the highway. Wilson Park has toilets facilities, plenty of open space to play games and seating for outdoor picnics. FIND OUT MORE.

7. Buttonshaw Park, Springwood 


parks in the Blue Mountains, Buttonshaw Park Springwood

Buttonshaw Park, Springwood, is a very popular park with locals for its vast open space. There is an excellent bike path for young riders, play equipment (including a fun round-a-bout), and its formal landscaped gardens, which feature a heritage wisteria arch walkway. It is located near the Springwood Sports and Aquatic Centre and netball courts. One negative about the park to keep in mind is that the park is not yet adequately fenced off from the carpark and highway. 

Toilets are conveniently situated near the car park. Please chauffeur your children to the toilets and supervise them. FIND OUT MORE.

8. Lennox Park Blaxland

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Lennox Park Blaxland has a lot of offer for families. You will find beautiful open grassland, tennis courts, a shaded playground and a bike and scooter path. Tucked away in the quiet backstreets of Blaxland, Lennox Park is an excellent spot for the whole family to relax. FIND OUT MORE.


9. Summerhayes Park Winmalee

Summerhayes Park Winmalee large climbing frame for children

Summerhayes Park Winmalee, in the lower Blue Mountains, has something for everyone. It is a recreational hive of activity for local families, particularly during football and netball season.

You will also find netball and basketball courts, two full sized soccer fields, a clubhouse with toilet amenities, skatepark, bushland, four tennis courts, an outdoor exercise space, a fenced dog off leash park and so much space to ride bikes and scooters. FIND OUT MORE.

10. Hinkler Park, Katoomba

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Hinkler Park Katoomba is a small playground tucked away in the backstreets of the Upper Blue Mountains. Named after the first pilot to fly solo from England to Australia in 1928, Herbert John Louis Hinkler, Hinkler Park is designed with a flying theme to commemorate Bert Hinkler’s trailblazing achievements.

Children will enjoy exploring the aeroplane themed mosaic tunnel and hanging from the colourful metal aeroplane. They will especially love the super high flying swings! FIND OUT MORE.

 

Parks and Playgrounds in the Blue Mountains are to receive upgrades!

Four district parks and playgrounds in the Blue Mountains will be receiving upgrades. Buttonshaw Park, Springwood, is one of those parks that will undergo an extensive upgrade thanks to the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program. This upgrade aims to create an inclusive adventure play space for teenagers.


We hope that you have found this list of parks in the Blue Mountains helpful and that you enjoy visiting many of these wonderful parks with your family.

Please let us know about your visit to these parks in the Blue Mountains and what you thought in the comments section below. If you have other parks in the Blue Mountains that you recommend please also let us know in the comments below.

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