The Castlereagh Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve located in the Berkshire Park suburb, a 15 min drive from Shanes Park. The boundary of the reserve is marked by The Northern Road to the west, by Llandilo Road to the east, rural properties to the south and by the Castlereagh Waste Management Centre to the north. The nature reserve was formerly Castlereagh State Forest and was managed as a production forest from 1917 to 1988, then as a demonstration forest from 1988 to 1995. Wianamatta Nature Reserve was created in October 2011. It covers an area of 181ha. Water Gum Community Park is located at water gum drive in Jordan Spring, a 15 minute drive from Shanes Park. It’s a lovely, open community park with a flying fox as its main drawcard. The facilities of Water Gum Community Park include Play equipment, not fully fenced, soft fall material, flying fox, seats, shelter.
Fia’s On 7th at seventh avenue is only renowned restaurant in Llandilo, nearest to Shanes park. Jordan Springs is a 15 min drive from Shanes Park. Thai Cuisine at Jordan Springs at Water Gum Drive is a popular restaurant for Thai food lovers. The restaurant is renowned for its food and service quality. The Five Stars Thaitanic is also a great option for Thai food lovers. HCafe Jordan Springs is regarded as the best cafe in Jordan Springs. Their bacon sandwich is very famous. Other dining and take away options near Shanes Park include Thai La-Ong, Say Inn Chinese Restaurant, 3 Junction Thai Food Restaurant, Express Dragon Chinese Restaurant, New Fortune Palace, Penrith Chinese Restaurant, Himalaya Restaurant, Fountain Chinese Restaurant, Golden Inn and many more.
IGA Llandilo supermarket is at Seventh Avenue, nearest to Shanes Park. Woolworths Jordan Springs offers all types of fresh fruits and vegetables. Penrith Westfield is the major shopping centre which services the area with a wide range of retail outlets.