Along Parramatta River, between Rydalmere wharf and Silverwater Bridge, is Eric Primrose Reserve. Until recently, it just had a little playground and sports oval, plus the Parramatta River walk/cycleway. But in April, a new bbq area was completed near the wharf and a purpose built scooter/ bike track added to the playground. And we are excited that by the end of 2018, a toilet block will be built!

Rydalmere wharf Eric Primrose Reserve
New bbq area near Rydalmere Wharf

With Rydalmere wharf right next to Eric Primrose Reserve, the park is a good place to start or end a ferry adventure the kids. We have always been able to get a car spot there, but keep in mind that the Parramatta Rivercat only runs once an hour from here. For ideas on ferry adventures, check out our handy guide.

BBQ Area

The bbq area is really lovely and has a gorgeous view over Parramatta River. Well as long as you turn your head up river and not out over the industrial area of Camellia, though it is still somewhat hidden behind the mangrove fringe along the river. And my boys love looking over to the cement factory anyway.

There are two picnic shelters, each with a dual bbq and two picnic tables. There is also a bubbler, bike rack and garbage bin. Now it just needs some lights and a public toilets nearby.


Eric Primrose Reserve RydalmereAbout 100m east of the new bbq area, is the kids playground and the new purpose built scooter track.

The playground is best suited for kids under 5 and has:

  • swings, with a toddler seat
  • spider net climbing wall
  • climbing play gym with slide

Eric Primrose Reserve Rydalmere

There are now two shade sails over the play equipment, which is fantastic.

Next to the play equipment, is a dinky track – a purpose built scooter/ bike track with roundabouts and speed humps.

There are also two picnic tables at the playground and plenty of grass to kick a ball, fly a kite and spread out.

Places of Interest Nearby

Finding Eric Primrose Reserve

Running east from Rydalmere wharf, Eric Primrose Reserve travels down to Silverwater Road and Silverwater bridge. The playground is in roughly the middle of the reserve. There is on-site parking near the playground, or back near the ferry wharf.

You can catch the ferry to Rydalmere wharf and take a little stroll down to the playground. Bus 524 also stops nearby and there is free parking at the wharf or along John Street.


  1. no toilet and no lights on the bbq area other than that great place to be to see the sunset and kids ride and play

    • Yes, hopefully Council will at least add light soon as otherwise only good for dinner during day light savings. Always surprises me that ferry wharfs don’t have toilets.

  2. So lovely to see the scooter track, though we’ve had a magpie swoop at toddlers not far from the playground before, hope it doesn’t become an issue for scooters during magpie swooping season this year!