Parks and Playgrounds

Parks and Playgrounds in Byford

Get out and about in The Glades, Byford, with over 10 parks and playgrounds to explore within the estate and nearby. Whether you’re looking for a playground to take the kids, or a place to enjoy a walk, there’s plenty to discover.

There is also lots of shade from the large trees that have been retained as part of The Glades development. This space really does provide something for everyone. Take advantage of the free exercise equipment or enjoy the sunshine with a stroll around the park.

Albizia Reserve

Albizia Park has just recently opened in the Icaria village. The brand-new park features plenty of open space, a playground with climbing equipment and a slide, nature play equipment, a half-court, and sheltered seating.

Albizia Reserve is located on the corner of Banjine Way and Adiantum Avenue, Byford.

Lake Allambee

At the centre of The Glades Estate is Lake Allambee, making for a perfect picnic backdrop for you and your family. The lake is a favourite spot for locals to have a picnic, or to simply sit and reflect upon the water. There’s also a great little community garden and local people enjoy getting together at the lake every month to clean up any rubbish and ensure this beautiful area remains a great spot for The Glades community.

Anzac Park

This park is a fantastic place built to pay respects to the ANZAC soldiers and for local people to learn and understand the meaning behind The Glades street names.  It is quite a small facility, but well looked after with lots of shade and it’s great for kids.

Anzac Park is just off Anzac Crescent, Byford.


Icaria Dog Park

Icaria Dog Park features separate fully fenced areas for small and big dogs to allow your furry friends to play safely and comfortably with dogs of similar sizes and temperaments. 

The park also includes plenty of open space to run and play fetch, tunnels and logs for climbing, a sandpit for digging and mulch areas for sniffing. 

There is also shaded seating available. 

Located between Tourmaline Boulevard and Setosa Loop, the brand-new Icaria Dog Park is now open for your fur-baby to enjoy and explore.

Percy’s Park

Percy's Adventure Park has a few activities for kids of all ages, including a fantastic flying fox, a separate area for younger kids, picnic tables and a half basketball court. There is also a small climbing frame suitable for younger children and a toddler area with a small play tower and slide, plus a see-saw and swings, and a separate, rope-based play tower that is better for slightly older children.  Percy's Adventure Park is a great spot to take a walk with the dog or the pram, let the kids ride their bikes or scooters, and have a play. The flying fox is a big drawcard, and it's worth a look if you are in the area.  There are also picnic tables and a BBQ.

You can find this park at Mead Street, Byford.


Cristonia Terrace Park

There is outdoor gym equipment at this great little reserve and a playground as well as soft flooring, which is fantastic for young kids trying out their skills during a junior gym session.  On the other side of the grassed area is a big picnic shelter with seating and BBQ facilities. 

You can find this park at Cristonia Terrace, Byford


The Ridge Park and Playground

Ridge Park Byford is expansive and includes two separate playgrounds, incorporating a newly built nature playground surrounded by mature trees giving you the feeling of being in the country when you’re still in the suburbs!

One playground is perfect for younger kids, featuring train-themed equipment, with each train carriage offering different imaginative play experiences.

Toddlers can pretend they are driving the train or crawl through the small tunnel, while another has a range of fun sensory activities. The playground also includes a small climbing structure with a slide as well as a rock-climbing wall and tunnel. There is a pod swing and blending in with the natural surroundings, the playground is on a woodchip surface and features some nature play elements such as stepping logs, bridge, and concrete tunnel.

Access to the toddler-friendly playground is on Military Pass, Byford.

The nature play area is a great place to bring your bike or scooter – particularly good for older kids. There is also a double flying fox and a lookout with a rope net, ladder and rock climbing wall plus stepping logs, sandpit and a slide. There is even an edible garden!

The nature playground can be accessed from Clondyke Drive, Byford.

The Pavilion Park

This beautiful little place has great potential for get-togethers with the adjoining parks/areas picnics in the shade especially as summer approaches. it boasts a barbecue and well-manicured lawns and seats.

You can find this park at Dundatha Dr, Byford.

Byford Central Hall next to Bill Hicks reserve

The reserve park is shaded and good for people of all ages and features large field goals with benches and lots of beautiful trees.  It is an off-leash dog park and has some good outdoor gym equipment.  There is also a great playground here, with plenty of shade, slides and swings for the kids.  It is surrounded by grass, so a perfect spot for parents to relax and enjoy watching their children play.  There is plenty of parking right around the reserve, while the hall is great for local community events.

Check it out at Portwine Ave, Byford. 

Cohunu Koala Park

Cohunu Koala Park is a great place for interaction with all types of animals – not only koalas!  There are deer, cockatoos, sheep, goats, dingoes, llamas, emus, geese and many more.  The park is located on 14 hectares of natural Australian bushland and is home to some amazing and unique Australian fauna.  You can even hand feed many of the free-roaming animals or have a chat with more than 30 parrots.  Make sure you bring your camera!

This park is a must at Lot 103 Nettleton Rd, Byford.


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