Have you discovered the new and upgraded playgrounds on the Beaches? And there are more in the works to keep little locals entertained and happy!

Soar, slide and swing through summer at the newest outdoor playgrounds on the Beaches. From pumpkin-themed play structures to spinning carousels, your little ones can run wild in the fresh air and be entertained for hours.

The Northern Beaches Council currently manages over 200 public playgrounds with a further seven planned. As part of their Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Strategy and Action Plan – Let’s Play!, the Council has committed to improving the community’s open spaces and outdoor recreation facilities.

Mayor Michael Regan said the “Council is committed to providing quality recreational experiences for everyone so over the next 15 years, we will build new outdoor bike parks, playgrounds, multiuse outdoor courts, fitness equipment and upgrade our existing facilities.”

Pumpkin Playground

At the end of last year, North Curl Curl welcomed a new garden-themed pocket playground designed for children of all ages. It’s located on the corner of Abbott Road and Griffin Road, nestled among the lush community garden and Council nursery, and close by the popular North Curl Curl skate park. The pumpkin-shaped timber play structure includes a climbing frame, climbing net and slide, with rubber soft fall and mulch underfoot. Pack snacks to enjoy on the picnic table and admire the 520 plants propagated in the Council’s nursery next door.

Jacka Park 

Freshwater families can enjoy the new, improved playground, seating and paths at their beloved Jacka Park. With three separate play structures dedicated to toddlers, juniors and seniors, a spinning carousel, and a pod swing, there’s something for everyone. Jacka Park was once known as Mrs Jacka’s Garden, named after local war widow Blanche Jacka, who granted use of the land opposite her home in Wyndora Avenue to make a public garden. This local history and the flora and fauna that once flourished in the area inspired the playground’s new design. Overall, it’s a great meeting spot for local families and the green open space is ideal for hosting kids’ parties and picnics.

Future plans under the Council’s strategy to look forward to include the:

  • Building of additional playgrounds including at Parkes Road Collaroy Plateau, Fielding Reserve Collaroy and Brick Pit Reserve Frenchs Forest
  • Development of new and improved off-road cycling facilities
  • Installation of new outdoor fitness equipment and courts
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