Best enclosed playgrounds in Sydney City

Andi Dyson

Fenced-off or enclosed playgrounds offer a safe and relaxed option for parents with flighty little ones. Here's our pick of the best around Sydney City.

Cook and Phillip Park Playground, CBD

Smack bang in the heart of the City and right near attractions like the Australian Museum, the Hyde Park Barracks and the Art Gallery of NSW. This great enclosed park is also good for bigger kids over 5 and of course safe for the little ones. Check out the fabulous Bodhi Restaurant while you're there for a truly unique yum cha experience or pair it with a swim at the Cook + Philip Aquatic Centre.

Cook & Philip Park


McKell Playground, Alexandria Park

Located in Alexandria Park are two enclosed play areas. One for little kids and one for the slightly older. There is a heap to do in this park besides the playgrounds including a gated oval, tennis and basketball courts. The wonderful Two Tales Cafe is right across the road and boasts it's on kids play area.

McKell Playground


Chelsea Street Playground, Redfern

Located in Redfern, this lovely little playground has just undergone a make-over in 2016 and is winning awards for its impressive design.

Chelsea Park


Camperdown Memorial Rest Playground, Newtown

Nestled just a block away from the bustling King St in Newtown. This park is a perfect spot to grab some yummy take away and let the kids play. There are sand pits and play equipment for the little ones. climbing frames for the bigger kids and cool pathways for all to explore.

Camperdown Memorial Park


Eddie Ward Park Playground, Surry Hills

Everyone's a winner at this awesome park in Surry Hills. It contains 2 playgrounds. One is suitable for toddlers and the other features a skatebowl and a playground for older kids with climbing structures. 

Eddie Ward Park


Beaconsfield Park Playground, Beaconsfield

On Queen St in Beaconsfield, this lovely neighbourhood playground is fully fenced, fully shaded by sails and has a great BBQ and seating area. Food options nearby include Grandma's Little Bakery and Purple Moose.

Beaconsfield Park


Robyn Kemmis Reserve, Glebe

The popular pocket park on Franklyn St in Glebe features grass lawns, shrubs and trees, a barbecue and a children’s playground and it is totally fenced so it's great for the little ones.

Robyn Kemmis Playground


Bowden Playground, Alexandria

This is a gorgeous enclosed community space for local families and a medium-sized fenced playground. The yummy and kid-friendly Bread & Circus Canteen is also nearby.

Bowden Playground