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Wollongong City Council
Charles Harper Park Playground

Charles Harper Park Playground is in Helensburgh town centre, near the public swimming pool, playing fields and BBQ facilities.

The playground includes a Ninja-Warrior-style obstacle course, natural play area and art inspired by local mining heritage.

Accessibility information


  • Car park on Parkes Street near playground
  • One accessible parking space.

Public transport

  • Bus stop on Parkes Street opposite the playground, or Walker Street near the pool car park entry.
  • Helensburgh Train Station is approximately 2.6 km, or a 35 minute walk away.
  • See the Transport for NSW website for trip planning details.

Getting to the playground

  • There is a path between the Parkes Street car park and the playground
  • This playground is not fenced.

Accessible and inclusive play

  • Wheelchair accessible trampoline
  • Communication boards
  • Natural play area including water pumps and dry creek bed.


  • Two bench seats.

Bike rack


  • Shade sails
  • Trees.

Ground surface

  • Softfall
  • Grass.


  • There is a public toilet next to the playground.
  • There are BBQ facilities near the playground
  • There is a car park next to the playground.