We’d spotted it heading home from Ikea and Sydney Olympic Park and thought we’d stop in for a look. It’s 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.
Anderson Park Playground
cnr Belmore St and Rothsay Ave, Meadowbank
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 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!
Parking: Carpark beside the playground
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Anderson Park playground map
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!