Kissing Point Park is definitely one of our favourites and has a lot going for it. There are the views out over Parramatta River, a fun playground, toilets, parking, BBQs and it’s along the Parramatta River Walkway. We particularly love having a BBQ dinner there during the warmer months. And hubby can catch a ferry from the city to meet us. Putney village isn’t far away so you can also grab some take away and bring it down to the park to enjoy by the water.
Keep in mind that the park is right next to the river and walkway/ cycleway. And it’s easy for little ones to wander off to both quickly.
The medium sized playground at Kissing Point Park has four areas:
- sand pit with a sit-on digger and a dry creek bed,
- cubby house with vertical panels for little ones
- swings, and
- tall climbing play gym, with a slide and climbing walls – not for the faint hearted.
There is softfall on the ground, well except in the sand pit and some natural shade from the surrounding trees.
Hot Tip! If your kids love looking for cicada shells, then make sure to spend time at the trees between the playground and ferry wharf. There are always lots and lots in summer!
The double BBQ is set a bit away from the playground, which can make it a little tricky to cook and watch your kids playing. There are covered picnic tables and grass to spread out a picnic rug. There are also seats along the walkway to sit and enjoy the view. The toilets are in the car park and there is a bubbler.
And while Kissing Point Park is pretty great already, it would be even more fantastic if the beach area was turned into a netted swimming spot!
Finding Kissing Point Park
While there is parking next to the park at the ferry wharf, it can be difficult to get a spot depending on when you visit. But there is also another car park on the other end of the playground, towards Ryde Bridge and Anderson Park.
You can of course get to the Kissing Point Park by the Parramatta Rivercat. And the 507 bus, which goes from Macquarie University to the City via Putney, stops right near the park.