Berry Island Reserve Playground - North Sydney - Review

The Berry Island Reserve Playground is located at the end of Shirley Rd in Wollstonecraft. The playground is set on the reserve overlooking the beautiful water of Balls Head Bay overlooking the city and nearby boats. These photos were taken in August 2017 when we last visited. 

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

To access the area, drive down Shirley Road where you will find free parking, then walk pass the reserve, public toilets and BBQ area to access the playground on the right hand side near the water.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

As you come into the playground, you will find an area designed for little ones with a small swing, climbing structure, seesaw, number wall, spinner and a small slide.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Then you will find a big kids area with a cool treehouse with two large slides, some more climbing structures and swings overlooking the boats.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

Of course little Mister didn't want to try the little ones' corner and preferred to head to the big kids' slides which he loved.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

At the end of the big kids area, there are four swings - 2 for little kids and 2 for bigger kids.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Love the fact that the playground is overlooking a bay where boats are moored and where little fishing cabins are found.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

The playground is fully fenced from start to finish so no escaping or going into the water or anywhere else for little ones however there is a gate at the end of the playground near the swings to be cautious of as it can be opened and give access to the rock pools and the water. 

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

A great playground to visit after visiting the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton.

Tips:

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat for your little ones although there is nice shade from the trees
  • Bring a picnic, snacks and water bottle as there are no shops around the playground
  • Bring a ball or cricket set to play nearby

    This playground has:
     
  • Accessible public toilets are located outside the playground walking back on the left
  • Accessible but limited parking on the street
  • BBQ equipment
  • Timed street parking 
  • Picnic areas
  • Seating, tables, benches
  • Swings for babies and older kids
  • Walking paths

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