Lyne Park Playground is getting an upgrade!


We're turning this regional play space into a high quality, inclusive destination for all.

Lyne Park Playground in Rose Bay is one of our most loved children’s play spaces for both local residents and visitors, given its prominent position on Sydney Harbour and proximity to nearby recreational and social activities.

We are now making it even better, by transforming play equipment, providing new opportunities for creative nature play and increasing the playground's footprint to provide inclusive, imaginative and flexible play and recreational experiences for all age groups and abilities.

We are grateful for the strong interest and participation we received during the community consultation and your feedback has helped shape these improvements.

Playground upgrade works began in January 2024 and weather permitting Stage A (the main playground) will be completed in late July 2024 with the exception of the flying boat which is expected to arrive late 2024.

The playground is scheduled to be open for play in late July 2024.

The upgrade includes:

  • Double flying fox
  • Four-bay swing with seven types of swings suitable for a variety of ages and abilities
  • Sensory area with xylophone, drums and mirror
  • Water-play zone
  • Nature play area for older children and inter-generational recreational experience
  • Bike track with bridge
  • Pirate ship

With an exciting play element to be added later this year:

  • An imaginative climbing and sliding flying boat – a playful nod to the site’s history as the former Rose Bay International Airport (arriving late-2024)

View the plans for the new playground:

Lyne Park Playground - Stage A

Lyne Park Playground - Stage B

We apologise for any disruption or inconvenience which may arise during the playground upgrade.

For current playground users, the closest alternative playgrounds are Rose Bay Park (behind Rose Bay Police Station), Samuel Park Vaucluse, Bellevue Park and Thornton Reserve Bellevue Hill. Playground users who are able to travel further may also wish to experience Council’s latest playground renewal projects at Plumb Reserve at Fletcher Street Woollahra, and Gugara Park Paddington.

Sketch of aeroplane-theme play equipment

Flying boat: Artist impression of aeroplane-themed play equipment which will be part of the Lyne Park playground renewal. Copyright 2022 Kompton A/S, all rights reserved.


In March 2022 we asked the community what they wanted to see in the renewed playground. We received 227 survey responses on Your Say Woollahra and spoke to many families during pop-ups in Lyne Park. We heard overwhelming support for the playground's proposed upgrade and expansion, and clear priorities for new inclusive play features and accessible infrastructure.

We used community feedback to create a draft concept plan and exhibited the plan for feedback from 22 September – 28 October 2022.

We reviewed submissions and considered feedback and presented the draft concept plan and outcome of the public exhibition to Council’s Finance, Community & Services Committee on 5 December 2022 and to the full Council at a Council meeting on 12 December 2022.

The concept plan was endorsed by Council to progress to construction, with some amendments, on 12 December 2022. (for more information see FAQ on this page)


We have secured funding from state and federal government programs totalling $894,000 for this project.

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Lyne Park Playground Renewal - Concept Plan Survey

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

Lyne Park Playground Renewal - Survey

Tell us how important each of the following supportive features are to you in the upgraded Lyne Park Playground Required
Essential - I would not come if this wasn't provided
Appealing - It would attract me to visit
Neutral - It makes no difference to me
This doesn't appeal to me
Accessible toilets
Baby change room
Water bubblers
Picnic tables
Shade structure
Shelter from wind and rain
BBQ facilities
Garbage bins
Walking trails
Bike tracks
Bike racks
Accessible parking
Bus/coach parking
Perimeter fencing
Play activities for children and young people.Here is a range of things that children and young people may enjoy in the Lyne Park playground. We would like to know how much each option appeals to you. Your feedback will help inform our concept plans for t Required
This appeals to me - it would attract me to visit
Neutral - it makes no difference whether this is included or excluded
This doesn't appeal to me
Somewhat disagree
Definitely disagree
Playing with sand
Playing with water
Flying through the air e.g. flying fox
Jumping e.g. trampoline
Hanging off bars e.g. monkey bars
Musical play activities
Exercise equipment
Riding e.g. on bike, trike, scooter track
Learning about nature
Learning about sustainability
Imaginative play
Games, e.g. tip, hide & seek
Defined area for under 6-year-olds
Defined area for under 6-12 year-olds
Defined area for teenagers/young people
Other (please specify)
Would you like to see nature and water play elements included (e.g. stone boulders, timber logs and water play features)? Required
Would you like to see the flying fox facility increase to two zip lines instead of one? Required
Would you support an increased playground area to include the long grassed mound (to the south of the playground entry gate, as a looped bicycle/scooter learning trail for children?) Required
The playground may have an overall theme - Which theme appeals most to you? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.