Casula Parklands Playground
Time Out says
Test your mettle at this extraordinary playground and ninja training ground on the banks of the Georges River
There’s a new adventure playground in Casula that’s jaw-droppingly exciting for kids of all ages. The $4 million playground is on the banks of the Georges River, on the way to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, and it has out-of-this-world, flume-like slides that look like they’re shooting out of a spaceship; there’s a bright blue and orange Ninja Warrior-inspired exercise zone where you can dip, swing, hop and run between obstacles; and an eight-metre-high Sky Walk.
The wow-factor play equipment is perfect for tweens and teens (and way too scary for grown-ups). There is a jaw dropping maze of nets, cubby houses and ropes, dual flying foxes and swings. But it’s not solely designed for I’m-the-king-of-the-mountain moments. There’s a smaller, but just as fun, playground for toddlers that has ropes, bridges and slides – but at a closer tumbling range to the spongy ground.
There’s ample parking at the playground, plus water bubblers, toilets and picnic benches. It’s Liverpool City Council’s first large playground, and they’ve made an effort to include all children. There’s accessible play equipment – especially the carousel and netted swing.
Casula Train Station isn’t far off for adult legs, but it’ll feel like miles for little kids; bring the scooter and make the most of the walking track by the river and stop by at Casula Powerhouse for a bite to eat at Bellbird Dining and Bar before checking out the shows, workshops and exhibitions on offer.
Got a puppy? Bring your four-legged friend as there’s a fenced-off, sandy dog park next to the play area.