Parsley Bay Playground
Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.
To provide increased evening exercise opportunities for our residents, sports lighting is currently activated from 5-8.30pm Monday to Friday at all of our sportsgrounds: Andrew Petrie Oval and Woollahra Oval 2 and 3 (Woollahra), Christison Park (Vaucluse), Trumper Oval (Paddington) and Lyne Park (Rose Bay).
A NSW public health order limits outdoor exercise and public gatherings to two people (excluding members of the same household). If you are fully vaccinated, you can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated. Stay local.
Find out more from NSW Health
Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Mask wearing is mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.
Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the Woollahra Council beaches and parks. If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available. Check our social media and VMS boards in our popular recreational locations for updates. Find out more about our COVID-safe summer initiatives.
We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.
Parsley Bay playground is a lovely unfenced playground with swings, slides and a jungle gym.
Horler Avenue, Vaucluse
- A small car park is available from Horler Avenue. It opens at dawn and closes at approximately 6pm (non-daylight savings) and 8pm (daylight savings).
- Pedestrian access available from The Crescent, Hopetoun Avenue and Horler Avenue.
- Public toilets
- Bushland walking trails
- Harbour swimming enclosure (summer only)
Dogs are prohibited at all times.
- 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
- This inclusive playspace opened in September 2019 with funding assistance from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Program.
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.