The high-density suburb of Zetland is home to an excellent park, Mary O’Brien Reserve. The park features two playgrounds including a water play area, a large green space, barbeques and a bike / scooter path.
Mary O’Brien Reserve has been a feature of Zetland since the 1960s and was named for a former member of Waterloo Council who championed a wide variety of charitable organisations for 50 years.
The park features two playgrounds. One is larger and for older kids and the other is smaller and for younger kids. Both playgrounds now have shade cloths.
Next to the playground for older kids is a splash park area featuring water jets. The water jets turn on when you step on a large button on the ground, ensuring water isn’t wasted when there are no kids to enjoy it.
The playground for older kids features a large climbing frame and large slide.
The playground for smaller kids features a smaller slide and some interactive features.
There are two barbeque areas in the park. One, near the playground, has some shade.
While there are no bathrooms in the park, there is a public library across the road where toilets may be used.
Outside the park is a wide path that can be used for bike riding or scooting.
Mary O’Brien Reserve
8 Tilford St & Joynton Ave, Zetland
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Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby!