The large Meadowbank Park, along Parramatta River, has four playgrounds and a BRAND NEW exciting youth space! All set amongst 10 sporting fields, tennis courts and netball courts. There are lots of path to ride and walk on, wide open spaces and picnic facilities, plus a nice breeze off the river. Meadowbank Park is easily accessed via public transport.
Below is a map showing the location of each playgrounds.
1NEW Youth Space – Constitution Road
Ryde now has a fabulous outdoor youth space, complete with a multi-use skate park, playground and rock climbing.
There are very few outdoor youth spaces around sadly. So this is very exciting news for the area and young people!
If taking younger kids, there is a small playground and sections of the skate park that they could use But it’s best to keep them out of the way of the older kids zooming around. And there are lots of spots to watch from! Plus 3 other playgrounds in the park for younger kids.
Within the outdoor youth space, there’s also a dual BBQ, seating, table tennis, bubbler and parking. The official opening will take place on Saturday 27th April 2019.
2Adelaide Street Playground
Sadly the largest and most popular playground at Meadowbank Park, next to the netball courts, at the end of Adelaide Street was significantly vandalised in February 2018. A temporary replacement opened in November (funded by insurance), as a new regional playground is scheduled to be built here in 2021.
There is a lot more variety in the new play equipment, compared with the old playground, however the ground is now bark and the shade sails were not replace.
3Ross Smith Ave Playground
The second playground is at the intersection of Ross Smith Ave and Constitution West Road. It also has a shade cloth but is not fenced and has wood chip on the ground. It is best suited for preschoolers and early primary school kids.
This playground has:
- two swings (one with a bucket seat)
- climbing wall
- ropes to climb
4Andrew St Playground
On the west side of the park, opposite the Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, is the fourth playground. It has a shade cloth over it, wood chip ground and it partially fenced.
This playground has:
- two swings
- monkey bars
- climbing play gym with two slides.
The park boasts toilets, picnic tables, BBQs, netball courts and a great path along Parramatta River for walking or riding on.
There is also a lot of on-site parking at the Adelaide Street entry as well as a few more spots at the Ross Smith Ave car park.
Finding Meadowbank Park
The main entry to Meadowbank Park is at the end of Adelaide Street in Meadowbank. There is off-street parking here. Street parking is available near each of the other playgrounds, though you are best to park at the end of James Street when visiting the Andrew Street playground.