We really like this park. Sure, it doesn’t tick a lot of the normal things we seek out: there’s no fence, no shade, no toilets, no coffee! But, oddly enough, this is why we like it. We like it for its simplicity and greenery and its large open space. Plus, we normally have it all to ourselves.

In March 2018, the bulldozers rumbled into Ourimbah’s Cutrock Park to deliver a shiny new playground. Gone are the tired old swings of yester-year and, instead, you’ll now find a nest swing, baby bucket and normal swing.

There’s a spring rocker for little ones and a play structure that has a very cool wobbly rubber bridge that we’re yet to see elsewhere.

The structure also has a climbing wall, fireman’s pole, rope wall, shop window and multiple slides.

Cutrock Park, Ourimbah

Cutrock Park, Ourimbah

The playground is surrounded by a circular bike/scooter path that’s a great space for little ones to gain confidence on their wheels.

There’s a wooded section next to the playground that invites exploration and natural play. It’s a great space to hunt for cicada shells in summer. When we visited last week we were excited to find a cubby had been built out of fronds and branches. Thank you to the little builders who left this space for us to enjoy: it made a perfect space for our picnic lunch.

Nature cubby at Cutrock Park, Ourimbah

Nature cubby at Cutrock Park, Ourimbah

The large grassed area is perfect for a game of rugby or What’s The Time Mr Wolf, and if it only had a toilet block it’d be an ideal space for kids parties.

As it is, it’s a great space for a picnic lunch and play. Bring a rug, your bikes and a ball and enjoy a few hours of outdoor fun.    

Cutrock Park, Ourimbah

Facilities: A covered picnic table and bins. No shade over the playground itself. No toilets. The ground cover is a combination of mulch and softfall rubber.

Fencing: No, but the playground is located a long way from the road and car park.

Age group: The playground is best for kids aged 2-7.

Parking: There is room to park along the kerb of Cutrock Rd, but please be careful crossing here with kids. We’d recommend you park on Tallowood Crescent instead, as it’s a quieter street. There’s a public walkway located between 10 and 12 Tallowood Crescent that leads into the park.

Location: Cnr Cutrock Rd and Baileys Rd, Ourimbah.