Located midway between Bar Beach and Merewether, you’ll find Dixon Park. It’s on the popular Bather’s Way walking track in Newcastle and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the ocean views while your child plays in Dixon Park Playground.
This playground with ocean views features a swing set, see saw and a climbing structure with slide.
For younger kids, there’s rockers, xylophone and rubberised stools that they can jump on and off.
Around the playground is plenty of grass, ideal for ball games like soccer or frisbee.
Although the picnic tables are covered, the playground itself has no shade. BBQ facilities are close by but the closest toilets are up the hill at Dixon Park Beach Surf Club.
After a play in the park, go for a stroll down to Merewether on the Bathers Way pathway or head to the patrolled Dixon Park Beach for a swim.
Address: Ocean Street, Merewether, NSW
Ideal For: Preschoolers, School Age kids
Public Toilets: Up at the Dixon Park Beach Surf Club
Water Fountain: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Covered picnic tables
Café Nearby: Not yet. Dixon Park Beach Kiosk is set to open in late 2022. Walk to Merewether Beach for a coffee.
Find on map
Started in late 2012 by a local mum, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.