Lake Macquarie is dotted with neighbourhood playgrounds and this one in Ambleside Park in Lakelands is a cute one.
New play equipment was installed by Lake Macquarie City Council in early 2021 so it’s relatively new. It’s not a large playground but it’s great as a neighbourhood playground.
It features a large play structure with a climbing wall, climbing nets, spiderweb net, fireman’s pole, and dual slides.
Just note that as you can see from the above photo, this play equipment is close to the road (Ambleside Circuit) so keep an eye on kids.
At the rear of the playground, you’ll find swings (nest swing, regular swing and toddler swing) as well as a digger, see-saw and spinner.
Sandstone blocks surround the playground which doubles as parent seating but note that there’s not much shade at this playground. As you can see from the photos, the playground is installed with wood chip and rubber matting.
There is also a picnic shelter behind the playground and lots of grass to kick balls around, play tag and more.
Also nearby is a pond so supervise kids.
Address: Ambleside Park Playground is located at 135 Ambleside Circuit, Lakelands, just down from the Lakelands Community Hall.
Ideal Age: Toddlers, Preschoolers, Young school age kids
Public Toilets: No.
Water Fountain: No
Picnic Facilities: Picnic table
Nearby Cafe: Pick up a coffee or snacks nearby in Warners Bay. There are fast food places at Macquarie Road near roundabout.
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