George Kendall Riverside Park is a very large reserve along Parramatta River in Ermington, with views across to Sydney Olympic Park. It’s hard to miss the park when looking at Google Maps for the area.
There are LOTS of wide open spaces to run around at George Kendall Riverside Park. As well as paths to ride or walk on, and it’s great for plane spotting on a clear day or flying a kite.
Upgrading both the playground and the tennis courts at George Kendall Park were popular ideas during the Imagine Ermington project. And Council announced funding in 2017 to build a new district-sized playground as well as transform the existing tennis courts into new multi-use sports courts.
We are very excited that the new multi-purpose outdoor courts open in August 2018. The bright blue courts look fantastic set against the green open space.
You can play basketball, tennis, handball and many other ball games here. And no bookings are required. But please be considerate of other people waiting to use the courts.
The new courts are in the front of the community hall and playground.
There is now only one playground in the park (between Murdoch and Gregory Streets), after the other one was removed. And a new playground is thankfully being added to the west of the new multi-use courts. However I’m not sure I would call it a district sized playground – just seems a bit small.
I’m also SUPER excited that there is no longer a boat being added, seeing there are a fair few around at nearby playgrounds.
It’s still a few weeks before it will be open for play – hopefully before Christmas.
In the meantime, the current playground, next to the community hall, is open for play. And we are not sure at this stage if it will stay or go once the other playground is finished.
The park is a popular sporting venue, with a number of sportsfield. I also think it has the most BBQs of a City of Parramatta Council park and therefore great for a family gathering or picnic. George Kendall Riverside Park also has:
- Exercise equipment
- Cricket pitch
- Basketball Courts
- Picnic shelters
- Meeting room
- Cycleway/ walkways, which are pram friendly
Finding George Kendall Riverside Park
George Kendall Riverside Park lies between Broadoaks Street and Atkins Road – spanning eight streets. The best parking for the playground and multi-purpose courts is at the end of Murdoch Street. But you can also park at the end of Gregory and Boyle Streets or at the on-site carpark accessed via Broadoaks Street.
You can also get to George Kendall Riverside Park by bus, with the 524 (Parramatta to Ryde) stopping along Boronia Street, or ferry to Rydalmere and then walk/ ride down to the park.