A short walk from West Ryde station is the popular Anzac Park. There’s currently a small to medium sized, shaded playground near Anzac Ave.

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Anzac Park, West Ryde (Photo credit: Linda Tuerhong)

But the good news is that this playground is getting a much needed upgrade!

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Work was meant to start after ANZAC Day 2019, but there have been delays and further community consultations took place in May. We will update our review once the new playground is complete.

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Weekly on Wednesdays during school term, the Magic of Storytelling Playgroup is held in Anzac Park from 10am. This is a free to attend, drop-in outdoor playgroup.

You can also now enjoy free books in the park now, with a street library being installed at Anzac Park in September 2019.

street library anzac park

Plus, there’s heaps of grassed areas to kick a ball around or have a picnic.

autumn colours anzac park west ryde

And back up near the station on Ryedale Road are a few cafes, including Element Six with books and a few kids toys.


Finding Anzac Park

Anzac Park is bordered by four roads – Anzac Ave, Herbert Street, Ryedale Lane and Wattle Street. There’s limited, timed street parking on the surrounding streets. But it’s only a short walk from West Ryde station.

Places of Interest Nearby

  • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
  • West Ryde Train Station
  • West Ryde Marketplace
  • West Ryde Library

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