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: the 200-hectare recreational park at Bungarribee was opened in March 2017. It offers 13 picnic shelters and 20 barbecues that are either available on a first-come first-served basis or bookable (please see details here).
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.
As part of maintenance and improvement work to install new shade structures in the Bungarribee playground, some temporary closures will be implemented in October 2018 including:
- Closure of the Play Tower – starting Monday 22 October 2018 for painting of beams. Completion expected by Friday 26 October 2018
- Closure of the Playground area and shelters due to installation of new steel work – Tuesday 23 October 2018
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.
Please visit Hire a Venue for information about booking a picnic shelter at one of the Parklands’ beautiful picnic grounds.