KID STUFF // Southern Highlands Playgrounds Opening Again!
Exciting news for little Highlanders (and their parents with iso cabin fever!), Wingecarribee Shire Council is reopening public playgrounds across the Southern Highlands as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in NSW. Woohooo!
And good news for local skaters too – skate parks are reopening.
Oh, and outdoor exercise equipment! Awesome!!
But first, some serious stuff….
Prior to all this opening, Council will conduct an inspection of all play equipment, remove safety tape and put up new health and safety signage. These signs will remind us about the importance of social distancing, good hygiene practices including using hand sanitizer, and of course, a request to stay at home if you or the kids are feeling unwell.
And if it looks like it’s too crazy busy at the playground or skate park, probz best you head back home or somewhere else.
Everything is expected to be re-opened by Friday 22 May. Very cool.
We love that there are so many playgrounds dotted in amongst the towns and villages of the Southern Highlands. Here’s some of our (and when we say our, we mean our kids) favourites!
Berrima Market Place // Old Hume Highway, Berrima
Love the flying fox here!
Mirren Nunguna Gulla Park // 60 Renwick Drive, Renwick
Loads of space and plenty of places for parents to sit.
David Woods Playing Fields // Warby Street, East Bowral
There is a big climbing tepee in the middle that keeps kids busy.
Bundanoon Oval // 70 Erith Street, Bundanoon
This playground has a lovely, relaxing view over the oval. Perfect for sipping a takeaway coffee while the kids play.
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens // 1 Old South Head Road, Bowral
Brand new, fenced playground! Open from 9am-5pm - there's also whispers of a coffee van rolling up so parents can get their caffeine fix too.
Boronia Park // 44 Stanley Street, Hill Top
Good old-fashioned swings are there! And if you want to take a footy to kick around, the soccer fields are right next door.
Glebe Park // 6 St Jude Street, Bowral
This is where the Mary Poppins statue is!
Lake Alexandra Reserve // Cnr Pioneer and Queen Streets, Mittagong
Always an abundance of wildlife to keep the kids distracted if the playground is too busy.
Acacia Park // Merrett Drive, Moss Vale
Plenty of play equipment and lots of flat grassed land to run around on.
Oh, and RIP Mittagong Rocket Ship - who remembers that??! We LOVED playing on that when we were kids!
Remember to keep your distance, wash your hands and enjoy!!!