The Peninsula Recreation Precinct is the largest play ground on the lower Central Coast. The park is suited to a variety of age groups with play areas for kids under 5 and school aged kids. The playground is beautifully landscaped and is a brilliant place for a family picnic. Central Coast Weekender explored the Peninsula Recreation Precinct with a 3 and 6 year old in tow. Check out more about our adventures below.
Kids under 5
The precinct has a separate fenced playground area for kids aged under 5. The playground has a sand base and offers up sweet play equipment for an imaginative child as well as swings, sand play and a mini shop. There is plenty of seating around the playground for parents to sit and watch. The gates have child locks. For a preschooler with good climbing skills, it is likely that they would be able to scale the fence.
School Aged Kids
There are few playgrounds on the coast that challenge school aged kids. The adventure playground offers a massive rope spider web which at full height is not for the faint hearted (parent or child). There is also a sunken merry-go-round, basket swing, maze, musical instruments and flying fox (also suited to kids 3.5+ if they are daring). The adventure playground is surrounded by large open grassed areas with picnic tables, electric BBQs or plenty of space for a rug.
Active Recreation Area
The active recreation area comprises a junior and senior skate park, half court basketball/netball court and BMX track. Central Coast Weekender didn’t head to this area, but it would be worth a look if you have older kids.
There are plenty of spaces for riding scooters and bikes within the adventure playground and around the kids pirate park. These are a great way to entertain older kids while little ones play in the pirate park.
Jasmine Greens Cafe
The amenities at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct are outstanding. One of the stand out features is a nearby cafe – Jasmine Greens. There are not many playgrounds on the Central Coast with a coffee supply so handy.
There are toilets on site at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct. During our visit, they were clean and well kept.
There is ample parking next to the park. During special events, be prepared for the park to be very popular and very busy. However, there is plenty of grass space for picnic rugs.
The Peninsula Recreation Precinct is located on Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach.
Things to Note
If you are visiting the Peninsula Recreation Precinct with children of different ages. It is difficult to keep up supervision in the different areas of the park. The kids pirate park and the adventure playground spiders web are separated by landscaping. It is not possible to have a line of sight from the pirate park to the adventure playground.
If you have kids 9+ this isn’t likely to be an issue. If it is, take an extra adult with you so that different age groups are supervised.
Have you been to the Peninsula Recreation Precinct? What did you enjoy?