Play Illawarra –

Finding playgrounds and other playspaces for the best play days ever!

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The Play Illawarra website is dedicated to providing good quality information about play grounds and play opportunities for children and their families across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.  It will help you find local playgrounds and play services by providing photo’s of  playground, lists of facilities at playgrounds, and map links for over 270 playgrounds across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

The Importance of Play

Play is vital to the physical and emotional health and well being of children. Play encourages children and adults to interact socially and be physically active as well as use their imagination and problem solving skills.  The Play Illawarra website aims to provide families, and anyone involved with children, with information to help them find local playgrounds and play activities so that they can plan visits and days out that meet the play needs of their children.

Wollongong City Council, Shellharbour City Council, Kiama Municipal Council and Shoalhaven City Council are also supporters of the Play Illawarra website project.

We hope you find this site useful and that it contributes to the goal of improving the health and well-being of children and adults across the region by encouraging active outdoor play.

You can provide feedback about any of the playgrounds listed by posting a comment or emailing us at

Our special thanks go to The Fore who have sponsored the re design of this site and to Natiive who have provided web hosting for this site