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Address: 12 Woonona Ave, Wahroonga NSW 2078

At a Glance: A formal play area outside a heritage house

Cost: Free
Opening Times: Every day
BBQs: No
Kiosk or Cafe: No
Playground: Yes
Shade: Some
Swimming: No
Tables: Yes
Toilets: No
Showers: No
Water: A bubbler
Age Suitability: All ages
Parking: Curbside on Woonona Avenue (limited)

Description:
Balcombe Park is located in front of heritage house The Briars. It's more formal than most parks and targeted at adults as much as children.



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A lawn at the back provides open space with seats around the edges and there's a small playground to the right of the entrance (though it's really just swings). A picnic table is located to the left of the entrance, while nearby is a bubbler and a bin.



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Balcombe Park was created due to the significance of the house behind it (The Briars was modeled after a house on Saint Helena where Napoleon Bonaparte stayed). It has also been used to restore the aesthetic value of the site and provide another public space to cater for Ku-ring-gai's future increase in residents.

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