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Glencoe Street Reserve

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    – Note that a playground upgrade for this park is currently up for consultation. View it here

    Info

    Address: 524 President Ave, Sutherland NSW 2232
    Size: Local
    Ages: Children (0-5 years)
    Parking: Street
    Coffee nearby? Short walk

    Features

    • Play equipment
    • Seats and furniture
    • Drinking fountain
    • Kickabout space
    • Partially fenced

    The Park

    Glencoe Street Reserve is located in the local streets of Sutherland, between the Sutherland shops and Kirrawee.

    The main play unit is made from timber, which helps it fit in with the natural environment. A long bridge is the feature of the unit. As well as the bridge, there’s a shop front, climbing wall, fireman’s pole, junior slide, dual slide (perfect for having two kids race at the same time!) and netted walkway included.

    There are two main ways to get up to the bridge. There’s a simple staircase, or a more challenging rope route, where kids will need to use upper-body strength to pull themselves up. The play unit has been designed in a way that means the more challenging pieces are at the edge of the unit, allowing kids who might not be capable of using them yet to still enjoy the majority of the unit.

    Other play equipment included in the reserve includes a see-saw rocker, old-style swing set (no basket swing, unfortunately!), and a bespoke tee-pee made from sticks and tree branches (but we don’t think this was built by a playground manufacturer?).

    A mix of wetpour rubber and sand has been used as impact attenuation throughout the playground. We love the inclusion of sand in a playground because it adds another sensory element to engage with.

    The playground is on a challenging sloped site and is broken up with low retaining walls. These create mini breakout spaces to sit and lounge. Additionally, the park includes traditional furniture in the form of bench seats and a drinking fountain.

    Mature trees border the reserve and provide a calming ambience. They give off plenty of shade in the playground, including over parts of the play unit. There is also a feature Canary Island Date Palm near the swingset.

    The playground is partially fenced, with some segments left open and no gates to enter or exit. But overall, it does a good job to keep the play space secure.

    Highlights

    The super long bridge is a favourite! It’s unique and be used like a circuit to race from one end to the other.

    Have a question or comment about the playground? Leave it below and we’ll get back to you!

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