Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

Hilltop Park, Ormeau

Hilltop Park in Ormeau is an older park, but still delivers a great time! On a weekend you’re sure to find a birthday party or two happening here, and the wide open spaces, facilities and variety of play equipment really make it ideal.

Split into two sections, you’ll find a shady toddler play area with a car, climbing frame and mini playground with slide and swing in one area. The main playground space is better suited for over 5’s, with a larger playground and slide, large climbing net, balance beams, spinners and a swing set. Kids can also climb the ramp up to the old water tower, which has been converted into a play structure. For those who like to get into their sports, there is a large grassy kick around field, cricket net and basketball court on the outskirts of the park.

A bbq, water bubbler and picnic shelter are right beside the playground, with additional shady seating all through the park. A great addition to this park is the toilet block! Often not found at neighbourhood playgrounds of this size, it’s a welcome addition for all the birthday parties and gatherings that are spent here.

Need to know:

  • Address: found on Ellenborough Avenue or Landsdowne Drive, Ormeau Hills (within the Ormeau Ridge estate)
  • Facilities: shade covered playground, BBQ, water bubbler, picnic tables, toilet, basketball court, cricket net