Parsley Bay Playground

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Parsley Road (Horler Avenue), Vaucluse

A new playground in the iconic Parsley Bay Reserve in Vaucluse provides the Woollahra community with an inclusive play space catering to all ages and abilities.

The innovative playground features play equipment with disability-accessible elements to provide a range of enjoyable play and social opportunities to challenge and interest all children, while encouraging interaction with adults. Equipment ranges from a challenging rope tunnel, elevated pathway, traditional net ladder, springers and softfall, to accessible elements including a double swing with pod seat allowing for both seated and lying positions and easy transfer from a wheelchair, and a carousel with wheelchair access offering all children the liberating experience of dynamic movement.

The playground was funded with $108,000 in assistance from the State Government’s Everyone Can Play program.

Getting here

  • A small carpark is available from Parsley Road (Horler Avenue).
  • Car park opens at dawn. It closes at approximately 6.00pm (non-daylight saving) and 8.00pm (daylight saving).
  • Pedestrian access available from The Crescent, Hopetoun Avenue and Horler Avenue.


  • Accessible parking
  • Ambulant toilet
  • Integrated wheelchair equipment - a 'wheelspin' with wheelchair access
  • A 'pod swing' with back support
  • Quiet areas to the side of the main playspace provide calm spaces


  • Playground
  • Kiosk
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone
  • Bushland walking trials
  • Harbour swimming enclosure (summer only)


The history of Parsley Bay Reserve has been given a nod within the playspace. The ship is named the “Shirase” after the Japanese Antarctic expedition team and their commander, who sought shelter in Parsley Bay in 1911 after battling treacherous weather.


Dogs are prohibited at all times.