East Lindfield Park

East Lindfield Park Playground 

Very underwhelming is how I would describe the much raved over East Lindfield Park.

 

Where is East Lindfield Park Playground

The address that I picked up on a quick Google search is 8 Wellington, East Lindfield.

You can also use 13-15 Hughes Pl, East Lindfield NSW 2070.

Apple maps did an okay job picking up the park on name alone.

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East Lindfield Park Playground Features 

The playground isn’t big but it has the basics – a climbing frame with a slide, a variation on a swing and an unconventional see-saw (the last picture below is of the weird see-saw). My 3 year old managed everything with a bit of assistance to get up the climbing rope. My 1 year old was desperate to get involved and yelled until I put her on the ‘see-saw’ and let her have a slide. The 18 month old we were with tried his hand at everything and enjoyed himself.

As the park reflects on a number of websites and there is the Deli in the Park adjacent to the park the playround is generally quite busy.

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East Lindfield Park Playground Facilities

The Playground is fenced which is great but there is no grass inside the enclosed area. The whole playground surface is covered with wood chips.

 

There is shade from the trees but you must take hats and sun tan lotion as the playground itself is not covered by shade cloth.

 

There is a public parking area next to the park.

 

Other good aspects

One of the main selling points of this playground is the proximity to a coffee shop. While that is a bonus there are a lot of better playgrounds (Wahroonga) close to coffee shops. If you’ve got older children maybe it’s fine to sit at the Cafe and let your kids play without you there but mine aren’t there yet.

The other good aspects of East Lindfield Park (other than the enclosed playground) are:

  • Good grassy areas with plenty of shade
  •  Plenty of parking (you don’t need a parking ticket but it is limited to 2 hours)
  • A little shopping Centre that houses an IGA, butchery, bakery, chemist and green grocer

 

Picnic at the Park

We took a picnic blanket and bought some great quality fruit from the green grocer. We set ourselves on the grass just outside the playground.

Be careful with your kids when they’re holding food in their hands because we did have a few close encounters with cheeky birds.

East Lindfield Park is nice but it’s not fantastic. I wouldn’t drive more than 15 minutes to get there, if there is a park close to you with an enclosed playground rather go there.

 

Other playgrounds on Sydney’s North Shore

(Click on the link below for the full review.)

St Ives Showgrounds Playground

Greengate Playground

Pymble Bicentennial Park

Hammond Playground, Beauchamp Park in Chatswood

Willow Park, Hornsby

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