Blaxland Riverside Park
Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park, Public transport - hop off at Sydney Olympic Park train station, Plenty of parking on-site, Toilets are located near the Cafe and Canteen.
About Blaxland Riverside Park, Armory Wharf and Cafe
Blaxland Riverside Park has a spectacular waterside location alongside the Parramatta River and features terraced grassy slopes, playgrounds, picnic areas, a contemporary café plus views. The Park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset.
Things to do at Blaxland Riverside Park:
- Enjoy a picnic on the grassy banks overlooking the river
- Have your own sausage sizzle on the free BBQ
- Hire a bike from the information office in the historic gateway to the Armory
- Splash about with your kids in the water play area
- Walk, run or cycle along the shared pathways
- Admire the wharf cranes that now form an illuminated artwork
- Walk your dog (on-leash at all times in this Park)
- Enjoy fresh seasonal fare and alfresco riverside views at the Armory Wharf Cafe
- Visit the Armory Gallery
- Discover hidden secrets as you explore the Armory
- Ride the Heritage Train and learn about the site’s fascinating history
- Take in the waterfront surroundings at the lookout
Blaxland Riverside Park major regional playground
Discover this amazing playground with over three hectares which include 12 different play environments. The playground is purposely designed for children of all ages and their families.
Heritage Railway Discovery Tour - all ages
Get on board the Heritage Train and enjoy an explosive trip around the historic Armory Buildings.
This unique small-gauge electric railway runs for a 70-minute tour (3.5 kms) includes a full commentary, taking in protected wetlands and remnant forest not usually accessible to visitors.
Note: Children under 5 years free if seated on an adults lap.
Cost: There is a cost involved. For info call 02 9714 7888 or email email@example.com
Super spacious, gorgeous view of the water and new equipment, with almost a holiday vibe. This park is a winner. Plenty of equipment for the older kids including mega-swing, play-disc, scramble wall, double flying fox, viking swing, mound and tunnel slides and a play net structure, plus baby swings, smaller slides, mini rock climbing and plenty of soft fall areas for the littler ones. There is more equipment suited for over 3's, but still plenty to see and do for the toddlers.
The actual playground is not shaded (so definitely bring a hat and sunscreen) but there are great shaded umberella spaces for a picnic or gathering with friends. Scooter paths a plenty and plenty of grass to run around on great for all ages.
Wander down the hill and you'll find the Armory Wharf, a gorgeous waterfront cafe (highchairs available) where you can sit and have a meal while enjoying the waterside view. We didn't dine in but there were plenty of families enjoying a bight when we stopped by - the Rivercat zipped passed too which created much excitement for the kids! And if it's a hot day there's a tame little water fountain just out the front where the kids can have a play and cool off.
There's also a sweet almost 'beachy' canteen (with lovely staff) for a take-away coffee (lovely coffee) cool drink, banana milkshake, ice block or a muffin in the sun, with outdoor plastic seating available and a life-size chess board to enjoy. This is where we chose to have a quick refreshment stop.
There's even adult and children's bicycle hire so you can explore this lovely area on wheels, even if you don't have your own.
This place has everything. So lovely, could easily spend the whole day here.
Member Review 1
I've had lots of trips to that park already, we love it.
Member Review 2
This park is awesome. Glad they are opening another carpark cos on the weekend it is so difficult and the parking inspectors are fierce. Pack your sunscreen cos it is hot hot hot out there!