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Marriott Waters parkrun

Marriott Waters parkrun is set around a suburban wetlands within a large estate in the South Eastern suburb of Lyndhurst. It hosts a small but loyal group of parkrunners who religiously catch up for coffee after each Saturday’s run. There are a few very similar parkruns in the nearby vicinity including Berwick Springs and Berwick Waters. The monumental bird sculptures scattered around the wetlands and the estate is what sets Marriott Waters parkrun apart. An impressive all abilities playground (Livvi’s Place) greets you at the start / finish line and is sure to keep the kids entertained either pre or post parlrun! 

Livvi's Place Playground
The all abilities playground is fantastic!

 

The Course

Fast fast fast!!! Well that’s how it looks! Nice flat tracks with a sealed path the whole way around. Complete two laps of the course and don’t forget to turn right at the gym equipment towards the finish line! Enjoy the waterways, sculptures and birdlife as you complete your 5km. The friendly volunteers at the finish line will cheer you home with great enthusiasm and passion! Their positivity will rub off on you, leaving you feeling ready to take on the weekend! 

Marriott Waters parkrun
The sculptures are truly a site to behold.

 

Ratings:

 Findabillity Score   

4 out of 5
Easy to Find. Look for the Marriott Waters Reserve / Oval.

 

Parking Score

5 out of 5
Lots of easy parking around the oval.

 

Toilets Score

4 out of 5
Yes!! Toilets are available, however they are typical public toilets! The locks don’t work and they’re pretty gross.

 

Aesthetics 

3 out of 5
A good score considering this parkrun is in the middle of a suburban estate! The sculptures will delight the young and old!

 

PB Chance Score

5 out of 5
Flat and fast! Make sure you listen to the First Timers Briefing so you don’t make a wrong turn!

 

Kid Friendly Score

5 out of 5
An awesome playground, toilets, bird sculptures, wetland birdlife, oval all make for a very kid friendly parkrun!

 

Uniqueness Score

2 out of 2
There are quite a few similar parkruns around. I.e. Berwick Springs and Berwick Waters.

Tourism Score

2 out of 2
If you have kids then you should definitely put this parkrun on your list!

 

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