Sydney's Inner West
This charming, suburban playground hidden in the backstreets of Earlwood is beautifully landscaped, shaded and has a great variety of play equipment and lots of grass!
SJ Harrison Reserve is located on Bray Street. It's a hidden gem in the back streets of Earlwood and provides a great variety of play equipment for the tiny ones and there's also something for the older siblings too! It has a pretty standard play structure with a tunnel, wooden bridge, sliding pole, 2 slides and stairs and a ladder. It has a small imaginative play space underneath too. But, it also has some pretty high monkey bars and some balancing equipment suitable for older kids. The whole structure is under a huge shade sail and over a rubber soft fall and it's surrounded by some lovely landscaped areas.
There are two swings (adult and toddler seats) under a separate shade sail, a couple of spring riders and a large frog sculpture which provided a surprising amount of entertainment!
The Reserve itself has a lovely expanse of grass and is fenced. There are a couple of park benches among the landscaping and near to the playground.
This hidden gem was a surprising find and provided a huge amount of entertainment for the little ones!
December 2014: We stumbled across this park by accident and we are so glad we did. An impromptu play session was enjoyed by all. A great spot on a hot day as it is really well shaded (although there's no bubbler so BYO H20) and I imagine it would get a breeze too.
Located on a quiet street, it's fenced but not totally child (or ball) proof. There's plenty of street parking and a couple of benches in the shade too. The landscaping is gorgeous and makes for a really pleasant experience. All the play equipment is in very good condition with everything in full working order.