As a parent with busy little ones locating local playgrounds which are fully enclosed with safety fences becomes almost an essential. But it didn’t used to be a simple task to figure out which playgrounds were fenced and which were not. To solve this problem North Shore Kids undertook the mammoth task of visiting all the playgrounds in our local area in 2017 and gathered this information into our user friendly playground and kids activities directory.

You can filter playgrounds not only by whether they are fenced but also if there are toilets, presence of bike and scooter paths, playgrounds with cafe’s within a short walk, location (within so many km from your location), as well as those standout playgrounds that offer something extra special making them worth travelling that bit further too.

Below is a list of our favourite fenced playgrounds:

Grasmere Children’s Park, Grasmere Rd, Cremorne

Grasmere Children’s Park is fully fenced and offers play equipment ideal for the under 7’s. There is a wonderful sense of whimsy here created by the child-scale sculpture gardens and colourful stepping stone pathways.

Marjorie York Park, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview

Marjorie York Park is a fully fenced playground which offers great modern play equipment, along with an awesome climb on train engine structure for fun role play.

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Cullen Street Playground, Cullen St, Lane Cove West

Cullen Street Playground offers a nice variety of play equipment to suit toddlers through to around 7 years old. It is also nice to find a grassy area within the fenced zone where toddlers can run and kick a ball around.

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Berry Island, Shirley Rd, Wollstonecraft

Berry Island Reserve has a great fenced playground by the water which features a great range of play equipment to suit kids from toddler through to aged 10 or so.

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Merret Playground, Woolcott St, Waverton

Merret Playground has a ‘motoring’ or ‘service station’ theme, with a ‘road’ system, a spring-mounted car, and a level play area with petrol bowsers, a mechanics workshop and a candy shop. There is a also a large deck, tunnel slides and an arm-powered swing.

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Willoughby Park Playground, McClelland St, Willoughby

Willoughby Park is a fabulous outdoor space with a large variety of interesting play equipment within the fenced zone, along with a bigger kid climbing structure and path that circles the oval perfect for cycling.

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St Thomas’ Rest, West St, Crows Nest

St Thomas’ Rest is the largest playground in the Crow’s Nest area. It offers a great range of play equipment within the fenced area.

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Balmaringa Reserve, Balmaringa Ave, South Turramurra

Balmaringa Reserve is a great fenced playground featuring a wide range of play equipment. Coffee is also available from nearby shops.

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Wahroonga Park Playground, Coonanbarra Rd, Wahroonga

Wahroonga Park Playground is one of the most popular playgrounds on the upper north shore of Sydney. It offers a really interesting and innovative range of play equipment offering little bodies plenty of opportunities to extend them selves and develop their gross motor skills. Most of the play equipment is located within the fully fenced area, with an additional bank of swings located outside.

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Queen Elizabeth Reserve, Bradfield Rd, Lindfield

Queen Elizabeth Reserve has a large fenced playground with a great range of play equipment

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Discover more fenced playgrounds in our local area here.


Do you have another favourite fenced playground that didn’t make our list? We’d love to hear about it. leave a message below or send us a message via our facebook page.


Be sure to check out our other playground roundups:

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Best Playgrounds on Sydney’s North Shore


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