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Centennial Park playgrounds

Centennial Park's three playgrounds and The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden make the Park a paradise for children.

Centennial Park's playgrounds are all located close to parking and/or public transport. The playgrounds are available during Centennial Park's opening hours – sunrise to sunset all year round.

Banksia Way Playground

Centennial Homestead Playground is one of the Parklands' most popular with both kids and parents due to its close proximity to the Centennial Homestead café and restaurant.

The playground offers children 0-5 years experiential play, incorporating interactive sound features, with modern play equipment, giant guiros, a water feature, ‘hug-me’ poles and turtle sculptures. The design incorporates timbers and heritage stone gathered from within the Parklands.

Centennial Homestead Playground is ideally located near takeaway coffee and food, and there are picnic spots and tables nearby.

Paddington Gates Playground

Located adjacent to Paddington Gates in Centennial Park, this playground is designed for children aged between 1-12 years.

Older visitors may know the playground as 'the Rocket Park' – the red rocket that used to be central to the playground is gone but the playground remains a popular attraction for kids.

The playground features a double see-saw and two play spaces have been created to cater to children's needs, with climbing, swinging, spinning, balancing and sliding equipment, as well as a quiet play area.

The playground also features an accessible swing for use by children with special needs, such as wheelchairs. There is also an accessible toilet near the playground car park.

If you'd like to make a day of it and picnic or BBQ in the Park, Paddington Gates Playground features a shaded area with a barbecue nearby.

Learners Cycleway Playground

Conveniently located within the Learners Cycleway near the southern edge of Centennial Park, this playground features a barbecue area, toilets and large shade trees around its boundary. It also has a cycleway ideal for young children learning to ride.

Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden

Visit the WILD PLAY pages to learn more about nature-play. 

Further information

If you have questions about children's play areas in Centennial Parklands please call the Parklands Office on (02) 9339 6699.

Lost children

Centennial Parklands Rangers are always available to assist with enquiries or to locate lost children. Phone 0412 718 611 for assistance.