The parks and reserves listed below are smaller locations ideal for a short walk or a picnic with the family.
Entrances off Ridgewood Crescent and Roseberry Avenue cul de sac.
A small reserve with plenty of mature native trees and ferns, the track follows a small stream down a gully so you are soon well away from surburbia. There are some steep parts to the track, but not too challenging, and it is well worth the effort.
The entrance is off Trias Road.
Rewi Alley Reserve is an open space ideal for a walk or a picnic on the weekend. There is a playground for the kids and a bridge over the pond at the bottom of the reserve.
A memorial to Rewi Alley is situated at the main entrance, with shaded seating and a garden.
The main entrance is off Ocean View Road.
Please keep to tracks.
Stancich Reserve is an easy walk with level concrete paths and raised boardwalks throughout. It is a lovely bushed area to walk the dog, or just listen to the bird song and get away from the pressures of city living.
The entrance is off Normanton Street.
Normanton Reserve has something for everyone. There’s a great playground for the kids, a bike circuit, a basketball court for the teenagers, and an exercise circuit for people looking to improve their health.
But even if you just want a relaxing walk or a seat to read the paper, the park has a peaceful, quiet feel to it that appeals to everyone.
The entrance is off Manuka Road.
A delightful family picnic spot with playground, easy access boatramp to launch canoes, kayaks, etc. at high-tide. Access is at the end of Manuka Road, Glenfield. Some easy bushwalks are at the upper end of the reserve.
If you walk up to the top part of the playground area, there is a wide walkway that takes you into a secluded grassed area which is perfect for picnics. There is also a dedicated dog park to exercise your dog.
The main entrance is off Chartwell Avenue.
With a playground, BBQ area, flying fox, rope climbing frame and skate boarding bowl – Marlborough Park has a great range of amenities for the whole family.
With plenty of grassed areas to play on as well, and walkways through native bush, the park is a great destination for all ages. There is plenty of parking at the main entrance so make a plan to visit soon.