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Wollongong City Council
Cringila Hills Playground

Cringila Hills playground is an inclusive playground designed for children of all abilities.

It's within the Cringila Hills Recreation Park, which we're transforming into a community space for playing, walking and bike riding.

Gudgad the Greedy Frog

This playground includes a giant book that tells the story of Gudgad the Greedy Frog. A Braille version is also available at the playground.

Accessibility information


  • There is a car park with entrance off Lackawanna Street
  • 5 accessible parking spaces are available.

Public transport

  • The nearest bus stop is approximately 600 metres, or an 8 minute walk away, on Lake Avenue opposite Newcastle Street. See the Transport for NSW website for timetable information.
  • Cringila Train Station is 1.6 kilometres, or a 19 minute walk away.

Getting to the playground

  • There is a cement pathway from the car park to the playground
  • This playground is fenced.

Accessible and inclusive play

  • Sway fun glider (wheelchair accessible)
  • Nest swing
  • Special needs swing
  • Water play
  • Braille Map of playground
  • Outdoor story book including Braille and QR code for different languages
  • Climbing net
  • Obstacle course
  • Musical instruments.


  • Bench seats with arms
  • Covered seated picnic shelter with table.


  • One shade sail
  • Large trees have been planted which will give more shade as they grow.

Ground surfaces

  • Cement paths
  • Softfall (rubber)
  • Bark chips.

The playground also includes art works and features that help bring the story of Gudgad the Greedy Frog to life.  See our Cringila Hills Playground Art Work slide deck PDF, 7601.33 KB for an overview of how the art works were created.


  • Accessible toilet next to the playground
  • No lift
  • Change tables located in female and male toilet
  • Concrete turning pad outside accessible toilet
  • Concrete path from playground to toilets


  • Bubbler inside playground
  • Play communication board at playground
  • Social story coming soon
  • Braille Map of playground
  • Local Aboriginal Dreaming story Gudgad the Greedy Frog with Braille at playground, and QR code for online version which can be translated into other languages.
  • This playground is not near shops. You may need to bring food if you're staying for a long time.
  • There is a car park next to the entrance.
  • A bike pump track, skills track and mountain bike trails are being built at this site as part of Council's Cringila Hills Recreation Park works.

Watch our timelapse of this playground being built below:

This playground was developed with funding assistance of a $150,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Program.