Local Playgrounds, Parks & Reserves

North Steyne
Beachfront playgrounds for the 4-10 age group.

Lagoon Reserve Queenscliff
Cameron Ave Queenscliff
Fully enclosed fenced playground for the 0-5 age group, sand play, toddler bike path.

Tania Park Reserve
Scenic Drive Dobroyd Drive Balgowah Heights.
Fully enclosed fenced playground, for the 0-7 age group. Barbecue Facilities, cycle path, large playing field.

Clontarf Reserve
Sandy Bay Road Clontarf
Waterfront playground for the 0-12 age group, sand play, Barbecue faculties, enclosed swimming area.

Weeroona Reserve
Jamieson Ave Manly West
Semi fenced playground for the 0-12 age group, Toddler bike path in playground. Skate board path around playground.

North Balgowlah Parks & Playgrounds
The neighbourhood playgrounds have basic play equipment and are usually surrounded by a small grassy reserve and sometimes back onto bushland.

Winsome Reserve, Winsome Avenue

Woodbine Reserve, Woodbine Street

Woolgoolga Reserve, Woolgoolga Street

Condover Reserve, Condover Street

Stony Range Botanic Garden
Stony Range is a regional botanic garden specialising in Australian native plants. This 3.3 hectare oasis is located at Dee Why in the heart of the northern beaches. Intricate walkways take visitors to a variety of microclimates in the garden. The main circuit takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. There are also side tracks for the energetic and inquisitive, and a smaller, wheelchair-accessible loop track.

Manly Dam
Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam) is surrounded by 375 hectares of bushland which provides a tranquil environment for visitors as well as important habitat for native animals.

Manly Dam is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Sydney. The catchment surrounding the lake includes 375 hectares of bushland plus homes, commercial and industrial businesses, the Warringah Aquatic Centre, sportsfields, Wakehurst Golf Course and Couvret tennis courts.

There are several entry points to Manly Dam, however you can only drive through the King Street (off Condamine Street) Manly Vale entrance. There is a new footpath at this entrance which allows pedistrian and disabled access into the park without having to go on the road. Gates to the King Street entrance open at 7am and currently close at 7.30pm.

Other access points to the dam are located in the surrounding suburbs of Allambie Heights, Frenchs Forest, Manly Vale, North Balgowlah and off the Wakehurst Parkway.

Davidson Picnic Area
Davidson picnic area on Middle Harbour is part of Garigal National Park. It is a popular spot for boating and fishing and bushwalkers are spoilt for choice with its extensive walking track system.

Access: 12 km north of Sydney CBD. Entry to Davidson picnic area is from the north via Warringah Road. The park gates are closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and 6.30pm to 6am at other times of the year.

For More Information see:

http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/Playgrounds.html

http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/community/parks.aspx