Here’s another new playground in Rankin Park in the Coldstream Crescent Reserve on McCaffrey Drive. This one is located in the City of Newcastle area. Recently, the Elbrook Drive playground in Rankin Park was opened nearby by Lake Macquarie City Council.
This area formerly was home to a swing set but now it’s full of fun playground equipment.
The main play equipment includes lots of things for kids to climb up and down. Kids can race each other on the dual slides.
There’s a timber fort play structure connects to a horizointal climbing net via a wooden bridge. There’s also a climbing wall and another vertical climbing net.
The timber swing set includes a regular and baby swing.
There’s a long timber log for kids to balance on followed by a series of log circles to jump and balance.
The play equipment best suits kids aged 0 – 8 years and the playground features bark chips.
There’s a covered picnic area which is great for parents to hang out and watch kids play. Currently, the park is missing a bin so you’ll need to take your rubbish home with you.
The playground is fenced on the side closest to McCaffrey Drive.
Near the playground, you’ll find lots of green space ideal for kicking a ball around or just running around.
It does slope down towards a creek so you will need to keep an eye on younger kids. Just bring Aerogard as there was a few mozzies around.
Address: McCaffrey Drive past Coldstream Crescent, Rankin Park NSW
Ideal Age: Toddlers, Preschoolers, Young school age kids
Public Toilets: No
Water Fountain: No
Picnic Facilities: Picnic benches
Nearby Cafe: Pick up a coffee in New Lambton or Elermore Vale shopping centre
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