Sydney's Inner West
Located on the heavenly Norton Street, Pioneers Memorial Park is a large park with loads of grass and trees, a large Bicentennial Rotunda, a War Memorial and new and interesting children's play equipment. There's also a cafe across the road!
This former cemetery (in the 1800s don't worry!) now provides an amazing historical green space in the centre of Leichhardt! It's a large park so there's plenty of room for ball games with open spaces and flat grassed areas. There's also lots of lovely little pockets, the traditionally planted rose garden, native bushy areas opening onto secluded grassy areas, all great for hide and seek!
The playground is very modern and includes a huge sand pit with play equipment set into the sand pit area. The playground is not fully fenced but is set fairly deep in the park. There are lots of wide, sealed paths so great for scootering too!
Great space as a kids birthday party venue, as well as meeting place for Parents and Mother's Groups (close to Bar Italia - great eat in or takeaway cafe). Loads of room to run around, you won't need to worry about bothering anyone else here!
We started our visit with a quick stop in to Bar Italia and grabbed takeaway coffee and Cannoli (full fat of course, they don't do skim!) then headed over to Pioneers Memorial Park. We walked up the stairs and through the stone arch to a great grassy space with scooter paths, plenty of trees, and a bright new playground to the left!
Our kids absolutely loved this park and playground! The kiddie 'contruction/digging' and play area in the huge sandpit was a great inclusion - and they haven't forgotten the mums and dads - there is even an area to wash their feet after!
There's a new age see-saw, a couple of swings, sand and play area, small roped climb spots, a really wide slippery dip, and a modern take on the old tyre swing (much safer and with netting). The park isn't under cover though so you'll need your hats and sunscreen!
The Playground itself is of small to average size so you wont lose your kids, and there are also areas to sit and watch while your littlies have fun. Cemented pathways allow for scootering, and there are some lovely spots for a picnic lunch too!
KSL Member comment: I recommend bringing a change of clothes. My two always end up soaked to the skin and covered in sand after our visits.