Life with kids in Sydney City
Chester Street playground is a relatively new neighbourhood playground suitable for toddlers.
Set on Woolloomooloo Bay near the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
For many of us, urban living often means having to sacrifice outdoor space. But that doesn't mean you can't get your green thumb out and grow your own produce.
Alexandria park a huge green area, oval and 2 fenced playgrounds.
The popular pocket park on Franklyn Street 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.
A neighbour enclosed playground with some natural shade which had a brand new upgrade in November 2016.
Prince Alfred Park Pool is set in the heart of Sydney, in the beautiful Prince Alfred Park, less than 200m away from Central train station. Come and enjoy this great facility with a state of the art outdoor 50m pool, toddlers splash deck, accessible change rooms and grassed areas for you to sit and enjoy the sunshine!
Pack the picnic rug, some scrumptious picnic food and head to one of our favourite picnic spots this springtime!
The 1,100sqm area brings together a children’s play area with swings, a slide, rockers and a climbing unit and lots of people leave their tricycles and toys in the playground.
It also has BBQ facilities, flower and vegetable gardens, an entertaining area and a dog lawn.
Since the park re opened in November 2015, local children have enjoyed the use of the new slide and swing set, climbing frame and cubby houses that mimic the neighbouring terrace houses.
The children’s playground is divided from the dog-friendly lawn by a timber picnic shelter, barbecue area and planter boxes. Bike racks and a water fountain are also included in the redeveloped park.
Hidden away amongst the residential apartments of Waterloo is a colourful, vibrant and functional little park with the biggest slide in a public space we have ever seen.
This playground is heaven for kids and there is something for all ages. It's in high demand on hot days where the kids can go crazy in the huge water feature area.
An extensive, partially fenced playground with a new accessible spinner located within a scenic harbourside park.
25m heated indoor pool, swim school, swim squads and private lessons.Aqua aerobics, Aqua Natal and Mums & Bubs classes and a childminding service also available.
Dawes Point is a historical park at the northern tip of The Rocks with unparalleled views across Sydney Cove. It's a great place to stop and have a picnic and one of the best spots to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks.
Located at the bottom of Glebe Point Road, this expansive neighbourhood playground has natural shade and is ideal for children of all ages.
This park contains 2 playgrounds. One is suitable for toddlers and the other features a skatebowl and a playground for older kids with climbing structures.
It doesn't look like much to the untrained eye but this basic looking bowl is tricky to skate and there is a lot of fun to be had here once you get used to it.
This a lovely local playground with water views.
Beautiful Turruwul Park Playground is an ideal place to take the little ones.
The Carousel is such a fun experience for kids. It's a gorgeous old carousel, so pretty, colourful, well maintained and ideally located in the heart of Darling Harbour and right next to Tumbalong Playground.
The Powerhouse Museum's Level 1 courtyard has been transformed into an outdoor playground.
Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD near St Mary's Cathedral Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre provides world-class swimming, fitness, sporting and recreational facilities within a picturesque parkland setting.
This iconic $40 million facility, housed in a distinctive wave-form building, was named in honour of five times Gold Medal winning champion Ian Thorpe.
Victoria Park Pool has an Aquatics Centre to suit the whole family. It is set in the beautiful Victoria Park. They have an outdoor 50m heated pool alongside a splash pool for the toddlers. They also provide various programs dedicated to improving your swimming.
William Stuart Playground is located on the corner of Piper and White Streets. It is located next to a large grassy area ideal for picnics and next to a full sized basketball court and skate park.
The EQ has 2 outdoor playgrounds; one for under 6's and one for 6 - 13 years.
Prince Alfred Park is a popular inner city park, situated right behind busy Central train station. You would not associate the Redfern/Surry Hills area as being a kid friendly area at all, however this park has undergone a major $9 million facelift thanks to the City of Sydney, which is great for families.
This is a gorgeous park that has been recently upgraded.
Fitzroy Gardens playground and the park was totally renovated April 2014. It’s suitable for toddlers as it's fenced and great for older kids as it has a great climbing fort structure.
This is a small but lovely enclosed playground set in Bear Park with a beautiful view of Elizabeth Bay. Its suitable for younger kids and there is a large grassy area for older kids to have a kick about or watch the boats.
A hidden playground with all the bells and whistles!
A small neighbourhood playground which includes swings and monkey bars set on a small green area.
A small playground for local Pyrmont families in the back of the pyrmont Community Centre.
This is a small playground with a climbing structure outside Redfern Community Centre.
A tiny neighbourhood playground in a cul de sac.
A small local playground on the border of Alexandria, Waterloo and Redfern. Small but handy if you live in one of the many apartment blocks in the surrounding streets.
A small, fenced playground with swings, rocker and slide located beside Forest Lodge Public School.
A small local playground which includes swings, a climbing unit with a slide and spring riders. It is set on a small green area.
Sydney Park and Playground is an amazing place! It’s huge and has great options for both younger and older kids.
A small local playground with swings, climbing unit and slide located adjacent to the PCYC.
This local playground with natural shade and adjacent barbecue facilities features spectacular views over Darling Harbour.
A local shaded playground suitable for toddlers and younger children. Picnic and barbecue facilities are located within the Reserve.
This is a small neighbourhood playground. It is not fenced but it is located in a cul de sac.
A small, fenced playground featuring a slide, climbing unit and swings.
A medium sized, partially fenced local playground with natural shade located beside Newtown public School.
A small playground featuring equipment for younger children is adjacent to barbecue and picnic facilities within a beautiful harbourside park.
A local playground with equipment for younger children including a sandpit.
Overlooking Sydney Harbour, this small playground has barbecue and picnic facilities.
This playground was upgraded in Nov 2013 and has really interesting new play equipment.
This a small neighbourhood playground, fenced on 3 sides.
A large and popular neighbourhood playground located in Hollis Park.
A community playground on a large green area.
This is a small playground but great for the local families in the area and a plus that it is enclosed.
This is a very small playground with just a fort with a slide on a small green area.
This is a great enclosed playground suitable for younger kids with a small green area.
This is a green area with a flying fox, seating and a water bubbler.
Hogan Park sits within Smith Hogan and Spindlers Park. Johnstons Creek Aqueduct runs through the park and the cyle/walk way links through to Bicentennial Park in Glebe. Within Hogan park there is a playground, cricket pitch and a grassed area with trees.
Annandale is a small suburban skatepark that is especially suited to younger skaters or beginner scooter riders.
A small, partially fenced playground with a climbing unit and cubby house.
This is a gorgeous enclosed community space for local families and a medium-sized fenced playground.
Camperdown Park has lots to offer both kids and parents. There is a large fenced playground for all ages and features 2 sets of swings and an intricate climbing structure with a spiral slide, tunnel and all sorts of climbing bars.
Adjacent to Rushcutters Bay Park, this small local playground is suitable for young kids.
This is a great playground, close to lots of cafes on Booth St and Johnson St.
A small, fenced playground in Newtown/Camperdown suitable for toddlers.
A small, only partically fenced playground in Camperdown/Newtown suitable for toddlers.
A compact, fenced playground suitable for toddlers and younger children.
This is a fully fenced and naturally shaded playground, suitable for young kids.
Located at the junction of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road. It's fully fenced and contains a wide range of equipment suitable for children of all ages.
This is a fully fenced local playground located on Abercrombie Street.
A fenced playground in the city centre.
Large grassy area with mature trees, 1 set of swings and numerous shaded picnic areas.
This small, local playground features an adventure play unit.
Redfern Plaza is a small, simple skatepark, its so small and easily missed that its almost a secret. There are four smallish cement wedges that creep out of a large, delicately smooth cement area.
A small by handy pocket playground in Redfern.
A small quiet playground - a big hit with local families.
This is a small area on Glebe Street with some spring riders and seating.
A small, fenced playground located off Glebe Point Road.
A small, fenced and shaded playground suitable for younger children and toddlers.
A small, partially fenced playground with some natural shade.
This is a lovely neighbourhood playground is fully fenced, fully shaded by sails and has a great BBQ and seating area.
This partially fenced playground has natural shade and a swing.
There is a large climbing frame and a vast green area situated right in the inner city. There is a Gazebo beside the playground which is useful on a hot day when you need some shade.
A small, fenced playground with equipment suitable for younger children.
This is one of the best skate parks in Sydney. It has blocks, ledges, manual pads, banks, stairs, rails, a flat bar, a mini-ramp and a steep wall. There’s ample space to practise your technique.
Mascot Memorial Park is a large, well manicured green area bordering Botany Road and Coward Street with a small playground area on Aloha Street.
Shannon Reserve on Crown Street has a handy playground for toddlers and a small green area and seating.
Federal park is a large green area with beautiful views over the harbour and pyrmont bridge, it contans a fenced and shaded playground and a skating ramp.
This is a great neighbourhood playground! It’s a large, shaded and fenced playground which caters for children of all ages.
Situated in the gorgeous Rushcutters Bay Park, Rushcutters Bay marine themed playground has something for all the little ones.
L'Estrange Park has a large fully fenced playground with top class play equipment for ages 2-12. The playground's renovation was completed in July 2012.
A shaded popular playground on a huge green area with equipment for children of all ages.
This is a great enclosed neighbourhood playground with LOTS of tricycles and kids cars.
This playground has plenty to occupy the kids.
This is a nice park with great enclosed playground (good for toddlers). It's pretty big, has shade, seating for adults, sand, climbing equipment and more.
I was blown away with this park and my 12 month old was in his element! It's a new park and playground with lots to do for every age group and a great venue for parties. Even if it's not local to you, it's worth a visit!
This playground has just been completely renovated in 2014.
This nine hectare inner city oasis is perfect for picnics, parties and a play for big and little kids.
This is a shaded and enclosed playground, surrounded by open field, oval and other sporting fields.
Located at the back of the Green Square Library, this is a lovely playground for smaller kids on a quiet residential street.
This playground was recently renovated and updated in December 2014.