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.
A few weeks ago the bulldozers rumbled into Ourimbah’s Cutrock Park to deliver a shiny new playground (March 2018). 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.
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.
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.