Anderson Park, Meadowbank – Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

This is a playground you’ll see as you whizz over the arched brindge linking Meadowbank and Rhodes.

We’d spotted it heading home from Ikea and Sydney Olympic Park and thought we’d stop in for a look.  It’s fairly new and one of the City of Ryde’s featured playgrounds. It’s in a terrific position, right by the water with great views. Here’s all you need to know.

This is my son Rusty Rocket, who loves to whirl on a spica.


Anderson Park Playground

cnr Belmore St and Rothsay Ave, Meadowbank

Website:  Ryde Council click here.

This isn’t a huge playground but it’s well built and in a lovely location by the Parramatta River.

Note to parents of young children and escape artists, this playground is actually VERY close to the water and isn’t fenced at all.  The river has no secure fencing either, a place for non-absconders only.  Unless you are fond of having hysterics.

There are three swings, rope climbing frame, groovy spring rockers, spices and boat-themed play equipment with slides etc.  These won’t challenge older children at all but they did keep four five-year olds amused well and truly.

Nearest takeaway coffee: Cafe Cedrus is just across the road, lovely place to sit and eat and they do sell takeaway coffees.

Toilets: Toilet block just to east of carpark, disabled toilet has baby change. There is a water fountain at the toilet.

Shade: Shade sails provide plenty shade

Enclosed: No – amazingly!

Mum’s report:

Map:  You can find the Google map here.

Parking: Carpark beside the playground

Bus stop nearby: Yes

Here are my twins and their good pals, another set of twins born just three weeks before. We call them ‘the quads.’ Thanks guys for test driving this playground!






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Posted on: August 5, 2011

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