Picnic and Play
Western Sydney Parklands has no shortage of beautiful picnic areas, well-equipped with barbecues, shelters and amenities, as well as some of Sydney’s most exciting playgrounds. More detailed information about each area is available in the Places to Go section of our website.
Picnic: Construction of the 200-hectare recreational park at Bungarribee was completed in March 2017 and the park’s 13 picnic shelters and 20 barbecues are currently available on a first-come first-served basis.
Play: Bungarribee is a wide open scenic space, fantastic for walking, cycling and dog walking - with one of Sydney’s largest off-leash dog areas. The new playground boasts a 14m-high climbing tower, slides, a 50m-long flying fox, swings and water play.
Plough and Harrow at Abbotsbury
Picnic: surrounded by beautiful native bushland and split into two areas: East and West. East is action-packed, while West is better suited to quieter gatherings. Both East and West have shelters for hire.
Play: the Plough and Harrow East Playground incorporates water play area and lots of climbing equipment, plus technologically-driven play equipment that’ll bring out your competitive spirit! Favourites include the flying fox, giant hamster wheel, and pentagonal swing set.
Lizard Log at Abbotsbury
Picnic: this natural wonderland is a perfect place for a picnic with its numerous shelters, electric barbecues and purpose-built coal barbecuing stations.
Play: the sprawling playground here blends beautifully with the natural landscape and includes balancing beams and wood-carved animals made using timber salvaged from the area. It has a climbing wall, slide, dual and single flying foxes, and giant swings. scooter and bike riders.
Also keep an eye on the developments at Bungarribee, which is set to become one of Sydney’s premier picnic and recreation sites. State-of-the-art playgrounds and picnic shelters are currently being constructed as part of Stage 2, due for completion in March 2017.
Please visit Hire a Venue for information about booking a picnic shelter at one of the Parklands’ beautiful picnic grounds.