Balmaringa Reserve Playground
Balmaringa Reserve is the first playground we ever visited in Sydney. To this day I still thinks its lovely! It’s perfect for pre-schoolers / toddlers / kindy kids. And best part for moms, across the road is a proper coffee shop.
Where is Balmaringa Reserve Playground
The playground is situated at the corner of Balmaringa Avenue and Auluba Road.
The official address is 1A Balmaringa Avenue, South Turramurra, 2074 according to my GPS.
There is generally parking adjacent to the park so you can park next to the park before hopping over to grab a coffee at Vertical Espresso or some rolls at the bakery (just don’t try take a pram into the bakery – the steps are a nightmare).
Balmaringa Reserve Playground Features
The playground is small but lovely. It’s clean, neat and has enough to keep the kids occupied. It has a path all the way around so the kids can take their scooters or bikes.
The entire playground is gated which means you can sit down, drink your coffee and watch your children scoot or trike around the playground without worrying about them going wandering.
Aside from the cycle path around the perimeter, the playground there is a climbing frame, adjacent slides so friends can go down together and two swings. There is also a fort… A fort, with a rock wall and climbing rope.
The playground setting itself is lovely. It is perfect for explorers: rocks to climb, walkways for discovering, stepping stones and a hill to roll down. There is plenty of natural shade so perfect in summer but a bit cool in autumn or winter and also heaps of grass for settling down with any babies in tow.
Balmaringa Reserve Playground Facilities
There is plenty of seating with benches dotted around the playground but their aren’t BBQ facilities.
The only real problem is that there are no bathrooms in the playground so you would need to pop over to the shops and see if they’d let you use their loo.
Are you looking for more playgrounds on Sydney’s North Shore or Northern Beaches?
There are some ideas listed below, click on the link for the full review.