Enjoy a Play and Bushwalk at Reay Park in Dudley

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Reay Park, located on Ocean Street at Dudley received upgrades in 2021 and it’s a wonderful, peaceful park to visit with kids of all ages. In its bushland setting, surrounded by trees and birdlife, it feels like a hidden oasis, not far from the bustling Charlestown CBD.

Reay Park

The playground at Reay Park is small, but fenced to the road on three sides and is best suited to toddlers and preschoolers.

Reay Park Dudley

The playground consists of two swings (a baby swing and a regular swing) and a platform with two small slides and a fireman’s pole that’s suited to small kids.

There’s also a softfall hopscotch which my five year old really enjoyed jumping on.

Reay Park

There are park benches just outside the playground to sit and watch over the little ones while they play, to rest and enjoy the birdlife or read a book.

Dudley Playground

One of the major upgrades to Reay Park has been to the original tennis court. The old tennis court, which was in a dilapidated state, has now been replaced with a new multicourt featuring a half-court basketball court at one end and a half tennis court with rebound wall at the other.

Tennis court dudley

The toilets have also been upgraded and there are now new amenities including disabled-access toilets.

Reay Park

With the new amenities so close to the playground and multicourt, Reay Park is a great spot for a barbecue or a small birthday party. The undercover barbecue area has three picnic tables and two free barbecues. A concrete path links the multicourt, playground, amenities and barbecue area. There is also a water fountain with a dog water bowl.

Reay Park Dudley Lake Macquarie

Reay Park is beautifully landscaped and there is a lovely big bottlebrush near the barbecue area which was full of rainbow lorikeets on the day we visited.

The adjoining field is flat and spacious. It’s the perfect spot for kids to run around, kick a ball and play.

If you wander to the far side of the field, there are walking tracks through the bush of Glenrock Reserve and if you’re adventurous and head NE you’ll be able to walk all the way out to Glenrock Lookout. My five-year-old wasn’t up to the full walk on the day we visited, but he had a lot of fun exploring and playing on the bush tracks close to the field.

Good to Know

Address: 15A Ocean Street, Dudley
Public Toilets: Yes (including disabled toilets)
Water Fountain: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Yes, 3 x undercover picnic tables
BBQ: Yes, 2 x free barbecues
Café Nearby: Nearest cafe is Folium Cafe at 122 Ocean Street in Dudley

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