There’s a NEW playspace in town and we’re loving the features that make this recent upgrade to John Peter Howard Reserve in San Remo a “Must Visit” for Central Coast locals – I mean, there are FOUR slippery dips for Heaven’s sake!

The park boasts heaps of fun new features, including a super cute little petrol station where toddlers can fill up their imagination tanks, plus a shop for tots who love to role play.

There’s also a climbing wall, merry-go-round, see-saw, fireman’s pole, net bridge, monkey bars and TWO double slides! And if that’s not enough to keep energetic kids busy, there’s also a swing set featuring a baby swing, regular swing and an inclusive group (net) swing.

There’s a fantastic bike/scooter track that runs the perimeter of the park – perfect for training wheels and children learning to scoot. For families wanting to get some exercise before or after a play at the playground, there’s a great walking path that runs alongside the neighbouring lake.

Our littlest Playing in Puddles reviewers were so excited to play in this park and we’re sure yours will too!

John Peter Howard Reserve, San Remo

Facilities: There’s lots of grass and open space on the reserve, along with seating. There are a total of 6 tables with seats, with 3 of them undercover. There’s also an undercover BBQ, bench seating in the park area, a drinking fountain and rubbish bins. Sadly there’s no toilet.

Fencing: The park is fenced on the road side but open on the reserve. 

Groundcover: The park is soft fall and woodchip.

Parking: There are some parking spaces available.

Location: Liamena Ave, San Remo, opposite the local shops (one of the stores is number 39).

While you’re in the area, why not take a stroll along the lake to Edgewater Park Buff Point or take a short drive to Lady Laurel Playground in Blue Haven!

Header Image ©Lauren Tierney for Playing in Puddles


Written By: MANDY EKMAN

Content Producer & Social Media Manager

Mandy started her media career at a digital media agency in London, before relocating to Sydney in 2008. Over the past 11 years, Mandy has gained a wide range of experience across bought, owned and earned digital media channels and after moving to the Central Coast with her husband and three kids in 2017, is really excited to be part of the Playing in Puddles team.