Clear blue skies and shimmering lakes lap against the kilometres of bike paths and walkways that wrap around Newport, whether you are in search of an exciting new park for the grandkids or just feel like getting some fresh air Newport has something for everyone.
Grab a freshly brewed coffee and baked good from Pilpel Express and soak in this idyllic backdrop at Newport’s various state-of-the-art lakeside and neighbourhood parks.
Little boating enthusiasts will love watching vessels sail in and out of Lock Park. Situated on the mouth of Newport’s Lake, this park features an innovative lock, which enables high mast access. A sprawling, grassy area and covered shelter means you can enjoy this tranquil park in comfort, at any time of the day.
Overlooking the local canals is the fully fenced playground, Newport Park. With its central location next to local café favourite Pilpel Express, this park is the perfect spot for a group catch up, weekend family brunch, or just a place to relax and unwind whilst the children play. Bring spades and buckets and watch small children revel in the sand-based play area and swing sets. Bigger kids can be curious and adventurous through the various series of ladders, bridges, climbing nets and slides.
Lining Lakeview Prominade is Newport’s state-of-the-art Spinnaker Park. Its position on Newport Lake makes the park a perfect launch area for non-motorised water craft such as boards and kayaks.
Spinnaker Park also boasts an innovative playground designed in collaboration with the Touched By Olivia Foundation to ensure children of all abilities can play together, including those with physical disabilities and spectrum disorders such as autism. Its nautical themed play ship, coir rope swing, climbing nets, slides, sand and water play activities encourage children’s imaginations to run wild.
Fire up a sizzling BBQ breakfast at Newport’s family favourite, Central Park. Located on Brindabella Street, Central Park features the latest in children’s play equipment including elevated rope walks and ladders, slides, swings, and facilities for social gatherings and ball games. With two custom-designed shelters, barbecues and toilets, Central Park provides the space and facilities for families to enjoy parties and gatherings, while keeping the children entertained.
Two separate play areas provide independent spaces and equipment for toddler and older children to play, whilst a central paved area provides multiple shaded spots and space for kids to ride their bikes and scooters, or play ball games in the open grassed area.