Spring has sprung and it is a fantastic season to enjoy being outside. If you are looking for a different spot for the kids to stretch their legs then why not visit the Uratta Street Park in West Gosford.
The park sits in a beautiful place at the end of a quiet street, beside the Point to Pelican Cycleway and Coorumbine Creek. The nearby bridge has views across the waters of Fagan Bay to the hills of Gosford.
For users of the Point to Pelican Cycleway the playground sits neatly beside the pathway, offering a lovely place to take a break with shady trees, picnic tables, benches and a water bubbler.
For families visiting the park, there is a range of play equipment for kids to enjoy including:
- Merry go round
- Two swings
- Slide – with an open ladder
- Small climbing frame
There are also opportunities for children to enjoy playing in the natural environment with stepping logs and a beam and a group of tall trees to play within.
Central Coast Weekender road tested the playground with 3-year-old children. They did need assistance to climb the stairs to the slide safely and to successfully use the see-saw and merry-go-round. Children four and over would be more capable of managing the equipment alone.
There is no fence around the playground and you won’t find any toilets here.
A lovely aspect of this park is the opportunity to see the colony of Ducks that live nearby. They are quiet tame and will waddle around checking out the visitors. We watched a family of Australian Woodland Ducks foraging for food in the grass near the play equipment. The tiny ducklings were adorable!
You will find the park in Uratta Street, West Gosford. There are a few car spaces beside the park or alternatively parking is available in the quiet street.
Looking to extend your visit to this area?
If you would to extend your visit to the area, Central Coast Weekender recommends parking your car in Yallambee Avenue, West Gosford, then either walk, ride, scoot or skate your way down to the park along the Point to Pelican Cycleway . It is a flat pathway, just watch out for cyclists who will ring their bell to let you know to share the path.
If you are looking for something to eat or drink after you make the return trip back to the car, you will find the cycleway sits beside either the Gosford RSL which offers drinks and meals or alternatively, cross the Central Coast Highway to enjoy Jimmy’s Riverside Cafe.
You could also visit the Vintage Fair at Fairhaven Services, a short drive from the park.
Have you visited Uratta Street park? Did you enjoy it?