Nelson Park, Orange NSW

Nelson Park, Orange NSW

Nelson Park – Namatjira Crescent, South Orange

According to some of our Central West Mums, here’s our review of the playgrounds in the Orange LGA with some items considered like accessibility, equipment, shelter, toilets and more.

This is a great spot to stop when going for a ride on the bike paths. This means that while the younger kids are playing the teens can ride a scooter, skateboard bike or roller blades on the path that is close by and still in view. The equipment provides a good combination of climbing and playing.

What ages is this playground suitable for?

The equipment was probably suitable for a confident 3 year old with two slides at different heights. A smaller child could climb the stairs and slide down the smaller one and older, more confident kids could use the bridge or climbing pole to get to the higher slide which also has the option of climbing ropes across to a cool ropes course with monkey bars and a climbing wall. There is a ground level spinning platform with ropes that is fun for kids of all ages. There are two swings; one a regular swing and a baby swing.


In terms of accessibility there isn’t a lot for children who cannot climb, there is a swing and lower activities.

This park is not enclosed or fenced and if you have a runner you would need to be vigilant because there is a creek that flows into a water causeway that is very slippery and the water can be flowing very fast a few days after a rain fall. It is set back from roads which is great.

Comfort & Shelter

There is not any man-made shelter but there are trees nearby that may provide shade at the right time of the day. Located next to the playground is one seat, other than that you could pop a picnic blanket on the grass. There are no bins.

Note: Bring your coffee and snacks – No close cafes or coffee carts in walking distance but there is the Gardiner Rd mini mart not too far from the park.

For more on playgrounds across Orange, refer to the Orange City Council map.

Amorette Zielinski

Amorette is a Mum of two boys who often keep her flying by the seat of her pants and a wife to a man who is so much fun to share life with; never dull! Friends often call her a ‘connector’ because she loves putting like minded people together curating experiences for them.

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