Northern Beaches: Public parks & playgrounds

While there are many parks and playgrounds on Sydney's Northern Beaches, the following list has been put together as they are good for kids parties, events or both.

When organising an event in a public area, check with the local council if there are any restrictions, booking options or other information you need to know.



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Balgowlah Heights: Tania Park Reserve

Location: Dobroyd Scenic Drive Balgowlah Heights
Equipment: Fully enclosed fenced playground, barbeque facilities, cycle path, shad cloth, large playing field
Parking: Along Drobroyd Scenic Drive


Clontarf: Clontarf reserve

Location: On the waterfront, Sandy Bay Road Clontarf
Equipment: Sand pit, barbecue faculties, beach with enclosed swimming area. Kiosk.
Parking: Weekends can be busy. Reasonable size car park. Metered parking.


Ivanhoe Park: Manly

Location: Between Raglan Street and Sydney Road

Equipment: Playground, grassy park (also near oval)

Parking: Along Raglan Street or Sydney Road

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Little Manly Point

Location: Stuart Street near Carey Street

Equipment: Playground, BBQs, near to swimming enclosure at Little Manly Beach

Parking: Stuart Street. Also small parking area.


Manly Dam (Manly Reservior)

Location: Sir Roden Cutler Vc Memorial Drive (Continues on from King Street)

Equipment: Various picnic areas, playground, swimming (fresh water)

Parking: car parks located throughout the reserve


Manly West: Weeroona Reserve

Location: Jamieson Ave, Manly West
Equipment: Semi fenced playground, skate board path

Parking: Along Harland Street or Griffith Street

Passmore Reserve


A great place to hold an outdoor party. The facilities are great, well maintained and the place is just ...more information & photos

Queenscliff: Lagoon Park reserve

Location:    Alongside the lagoon, Cameron Ave Queenscliff
Equipment: Fully enclosed fenced playground. Climbing ropes, slippery dips, sand pits, bike path, shade cloth.
Parking: Weekends can be busy.  Parking in either Cameron Ave (beach end) or Pittwater Road (small car park, short walk to park).