5 best spots to enjoy a picnic
Published 3 February 2020
There’s one month left of summer, so why not make the most of these long warm nights and enjoy a picnic in one of our parks?
1. Blackburn Gardens
There’s plenty of space to roll out a picnic mat in the luscious Blackburn Gardens. Set up shop under the shade of the beautiful fig tree. Make sure to pack your swimmers so you can go for dip at Murray Rose Pool.
2. Cooper Park
Cooper Park is one of our local area’s best kept secrets and is a top choice for a picnic. Here you’ll find lush greenery, a picnic area with tables and huts, playground, tennis courts and bushland walking tracks. Dogs are also allowed (on leash) so you can invite your four-legged friends too.
3. Parsley Bay Reserve
Parsley Bay Reserve is a great choice for a family picnic as there’s an enclosed swimming area, picnic tables and a new all abilities playground. There’s also a short bushland walking circuit (15-20 minutes return) that takes you to a waterfall at the head of the gully. In summer, you’ll (hopefully) spot Eastern Water Dragons sunning themselves.
4. Robertson Park
Picnic next to the habour and take in the views at Robertson Park in Watson Bay. There’s a large grassed area with some shade trees, a heritage rotunda and a fenced playground. The best bit about picnicking here – you can buy some takeaway fish and chips from one of the local vendors and you won’t have to pack a thing. Make sure to head up to Gap Park to check out the view as well.
5. Rushcutters Bay Park
Rushcutters Bay Park is another great choice if you want to enjoy a harbour view while you picnic. The park has two sportsfields, a fitness station and a fenced playground. Dogs are permitted on leash at all times and off leash between 3:30pm and 10:30am.
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