Lillian Fowler Reserve

Lillian Fowler Reserve

3 rating
Added 16 years ago


Fence 15 Fully fenced
Toddler Toddler friendly
Seats Seats
Shelter 15 Sun shade


written over 16 years ago

Lillian Fowler was New South Wales' first female magistrate, first female Mayor (she was Mayor of Newtown) and first female MLA, so it's just as well this little park named after her is so lovely!

The playground equipment is shaded by huge established fig trees. The central climbing equipment has three slides, stairs, ladders and a cubby house underneath. There are swings, a see saw and a taller circular slide for the older kids.

This park is fairly flat and lots of people bring their dogs through here to walk them on the oval of the High School, so children who love animals will be well entertained. The park also back onto the asphalt basketball court of the adjacent Newtown Primary School, so kids can play ball games or watch the local unicycle hockey team (you read it right!) practice on Sunday afternoons.

The park is fenced but there are no gates, so children can run through the access gaps if they are so inclined. The streets around here are fairly quiet (and all one way which makes navigation nigh on impossible) so it's not too dangerous.

I love this park because it's so quiet and friendly, the equipment is safe and interesting and there are excellent shaded seats for breastfeeding or just relaxing. It can be pretty busy immediately before and after the local primary school hours, but aside from that it's usually not busy. And celebrity spotting kids note: we once saw Murray from the Wiggles here (although our son didn't recognise him sans skivvy).

written over 9 years ago

Great inner city park. Next to a school. Good basketball court area.

Modern safe equipment.

Good stuff for toddlers and bigger kids.

written over 8 years ago

We love this little playground. It's got a great ambience and the people who take their kids there are always really pleasant and friendly. Lots of nice established trees providing decent shade. A smallish but interesting selection of equipment, including some that are popular with toddlers right up to teenagers and the big 'kids' too!
One downside is that the playground sometimes gets overrun by TONS of kids from both Newtown Public (which backs onto it) and Newtown HS. At lunchtimes the primary kids swarm all over it and go a bit wild, which is a bit intimidating for the little ones. The high school kids mooch over all the equipment in the afternoons and are often pretty physical... they're also just being teenagers, so lots of swearing and screeching.


Angel Street Turn off Erskineville Road into Gowrie St, right into Harold St, right into Angel St.
2042 Newtown , NSW