Brown Park is a grassy park with shady trees and a playground covered by shade sails set among the leafy streets of Mosman Park. It’s a spot that’s sure to have something to appeal to everyone.
The main play structure has lots to offer, with monkey bars, two slides of different sizes and a tunnel to crawl through. There’s a steering wheel and two different climbing walls. One plastic, one wooden.
One of Miss almost three’s favourite parts was the wobbly wooden bridge. Smaller children will need to hold on to the ropes to get across, which adds to the challenge.
Brown Park also features four swings, two toddler swings and two regular swings. There’s a set at either end. So if you have two kids, hopefully there’ll be no arguments over who gets to swing first!
A colourful see-saw spring rocker stands at one end of the playground. My little Miss loved this, both on her own and sharing with another child.
To one side of the playground, outside the stone wall, there is a park bench and what appears to be the remnants of a previous playground. This consists of a tunnel, some bars with a steering wheel and telescope, and a wooden seat. It appears perhaps parts of this old playground have been recycled, such as the swings. Everything is in excellent condition though.
The base of this play area is rubbery soft fall matting. It has been designed with road and train line artwork in honour of Mr G. Brown, a former Chairman for Roads in 1934, for whom the park is named.
My almost three thought it was a great game to run around pretending to be a car, and drive along the roads, while I was a traffic light telling her when to stop and go!
While Brown Park’s playground isn’t fenced, it is set back a little from the road and surrounded by knee-high bluestone blocks. These should act as a barrier to slow down wanderers before they get to the road. My own wanderer was more focused on walking around balancing on them.
The park was a hit with toddlers and primary school aged kids alike, with one family bringing a ball along to have a kick around. There seemed to be some equipment to suit everyone’s skill level.
A picnic table stands near some shady trees at the far end of the playground. It’d be a good spot for quiet lunch or snack combined with a runaround.
Brown Park is located on the corner of Rhodes Place and Palmerston Street in Mosman Park.
For parking, there are two off-street parking bays available on the grass on Rhodes Place. Alternatively, street parking is also an option. There is a bus stop on Palmerston Street right in front of Brown Park if you prefer public transport.
If you’re in need of coffee or a snack, a cafe called Good Things is a short drive away on Wellington Street, near the shopping centre. Otherwise, consider combining your visit with a stop in at The Leaky Tap, a short drive away on Victoria Street, Mosman Park.
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Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen