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!
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.
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.
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
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
- Cherry Beans Coffee Roasters Rydalmere (650m walk)
- Rydalmere Wharf
- Rydalmere Park, Rydalmere (900m)
- Halvorsen Park, Ermington (1km walk)
- River Park, Ermington (1.2km walk)
- John Carver Park, Rydalmere (1km)
- Aldi Rydalmere (1.1km)
- Caleidoscope Cafe, Rydalmere (1.1km)
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.