Hallstrom Park in Bicentennial Reserve Willoughby - Sydney

The Hallstrom Park in Bicentennial Reserve located on Small Street in Willoughby opened in early 2017 after some renovations and sits well in the Reserve and is a hub for parents, carers and their children who use with the playground and bike track as well as other members of the community who use the reserve for catchups or sports. Photos updated August 2018.

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The playground now features new furniture and equipment including a turtle dome climber (which little Miss loved climbing all over and sitting on the top of), a large basket swing and a sandpit.

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The playground also features an embankment slide, climbing ropes, four swings (for babies and older kids), a fort structure with slide and climbing piece, a carousel, a see-saw and percussion drums near the entrance.

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There is a gazebo which is perfect for picnics or parties which has nearby toilets, drink bubblers and a small water area with a water pump.

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The Bicentennial Reserve also has some interesting sculptures made of iron and stone which is great for kids to explore as well as a nearby oval and great walking and cycling paths so don't forget to bring the kids scooters and bikes for a spin. 

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There is also a little bike track which is on the right of the playground at the back from the gazebo and the rocky spot. The track is complete with traffic signs, lanes and a little bridge. Little Mister loved it. There is no fencing near there, it is close to a main road so supervision is required.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

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There is nearby parking off Small Street as well as the Incinerator Café and Incinerator Art Space where you can grab a coffee, breakfast or lunch and explore their art space. There is also parking available at the nearby Willoughby Leisure Centre as well as another small playground near the centre's car park. 

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

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Tips:

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat for your little ones
  • Bring a picnic, snacks and water bottle
  • Bring a ball or cricket set to play on the oval
  • There is a walking and cycling path along the playground so grab the little one's scooter or bike and helmets

This playground has:

  • Accessible public toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • BBQ equipment
  • Cycling track
  • Free street parking and parking at nearby leisure centre
  • Gazebo for parties
  • Large grounds for sport
  • Nearby cafe
  • Picnic areas
  • Seating, tables, benches
  • Swings for babies and older kids
  • Toilets near gazebo
  • Walking and cycling paths
  • Wet play area

For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Sydney, head to our blog, our daily spots list or pools & beaches or playgrounds list. And for a full list of parents rooms around Sydney, head to our parents room page.