Sydney Park is an inner-city oasis and one you can visit time and time again. Once the site of factories making bricks, Sydney Park now has 40 hectares of open space with plenty of tracks to walk and ride, wetlands, landscaped gardens and rolling hills.
Sydney Park is the third largest park in inner-city Sydney and sits along the borders of Alexandria, St Peters, Newtown and Erskineville.
Sydney Park has a totally groovy, state of the art playground with – shout hooray!- a lovely cafe.
Quick, get your bag, grab bikes and trikes and head out. PS Don’t forget to take the kids.
Sydney Park Playground
Sydney Park Road, St Peters NSW 2044
Council website here
Sydney Park St Peters is a large green space covering over 40 hectares close to the city centre. On its western side is a very large and very groovy playground, and fairly close to that, on the northern side, is the Sydney Park Cycling Cente, see post here.
The playground is very modern, and looks rather futuristic. It has lots and lots of different equipment, there is something there for all ages and abilities.
There is a colourful hill area with four slides of different lengths, spicas, a big spiders web climbing frame, a dry creek bed, a huge and very high wobbly bridge and rows of swings.
There are two sandpits, one is enclosed and raised high, very practical for wheelchair users. There are sculptures and artworks, plus picnic tables. It’s got the lot!
Sydney Park Cafe: Sydney Park Kiosk is beside the playground, has tables and chairs. Extra: If you fancy a nice lunch, breakfast or dinner with the kids before or after a cycle at Sydney park, have a look at this post about the lovely Bitton Gourmet Alexandria which is just a short drive away.
Enclosed: No, but far from cars
Mum’s report: This is a great find, there’s so much to do. The café is very child-friendly, and there’s heaps of shade at the playground. It’s quite a visual feast, which the kids may not notice but we parents certainly do.
Sydney Park Parking: There are 4 car parks around Sydney Park:
- Barwon Park Road (nearest to playground and brick kilns)
- Sydney Park Road (nearest to cycling centre)
- Euston Road (nearest to Alan Davidson Oval and Sydney Park Pavilion)
- Campbell Street (nearest to wetlands).
Nearest station: St Peters is close by
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Dog friendly: Dogs are allowed off-leash at all times, however are prohibited from the Wetlands, Alan Davidson Oval, Sydney Park Cycling Centre, playground, barbecue areas.
There are interesting sculptures around the playground.
For my list of all the best Sydney bike tracks, click here.
For other playgrounds with cafes, click here.
Hope you enjoyed our review of this excellent St Peters Park. When you visit Sydney Park kids have PLENTY to do and no excuse not to run themselves into the ground!
Can you recommend a great playground with a cafe attached?
Does your heart sing when you see one?
PS If you’re looking for a list of the best Sydney Cafes beside playground, click here.