Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West
Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West

Blaxland Riverside Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Blaxland Riverside Park is an amazing parkland space along side Parramatta River and there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained!

Pack a picnic and plan a day out with the family at the Blaxland Riverside Park. There are plenty of activities on offer, plus Sydney’s largest playspace (a personal favourite of ours) where the kids will be entertained for hours! There is so much to choose from, and the playground stretches out in front of you as you walk up from the car park. Given the size of the playground (3 hectares) even when busy, the kids can get a good go on the play equipment. Our favourites include the huge spider-net, the spinning play disk, viking swing and the tunnel slides. There is also a multi level treehouse, sand pit and lots of open space to play sport or just run around. As you venture past the main play area, there is another small playground, plus a great hill to climb!

Top of the list though is the water play area! Make sure you bring a towel and swimmers (or spare clothes) as once the kids see the water play areas, there will be no chance of keeping them dry. This is definitely the best water play area we have come across in Sydney, and it’s huge!

There are free BBQ’s for public use, plus the Blaxland Riverside Park Kiosk, and also the Armoury Wharf Cafe if you don’t feel like cooking.

The walking trail is pram, scooter and bike friendly and you can also pop in and visit the Armory gallery on the weekend, where there are some amazing exhibitions on offer.

There is plenty of parking – however free parking is limited, so best to get in early.

There is also limited shaded areas, so you want to claim a spot early!


Playground facilities not fenced
Toilet facilities
Cafe nearby
Scooter/bike friendly
Drinking fountain
BBQ facilities & picnic tables
Accessible by public transport



Apr 01 2018

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