Rhodes Foreshore ParkThe new playground at Rhodes Foreshore Park opened in early February, right near The Connection Rhodes. It is a wonderful addition to the area and a great improvement on the one that used to be at the other end of the park. Let’s just hope this playground doesn’t get vandalised and damaged like the old one.

There are two gated entrances to the playground from the shared cycle/ walkway along Rhodes foreshore, and the playground is fully enclosed. The ground is a mixture of synthetic grass, natural grass and softfall.

Rhodes Foreshore Park

The play equipment is best suited to preschoolers and toddlers and has some lovely nature based play elements. Babies should have fun crawling around but there aren’t any vertical boards and only a few things for them to hold onto and pull up.

Rhodes Foreshore Park

Within the Rhodes Foreshore Park playground, there is:

  • wide metal mound slide and ropes to climb up the mound
  • tunnel in the mound
  • 3 swings, including baby bucket seat and birds nest seat
  • 4-6 seater see-saw
  • spinning disc
  • logs to balance and climb on

Rhodes Foreshore Park

There are two shade sails but they don’t provide full shade. And we recommend visiting the Rhodes Foreshore Park playground in the cooler months. There are a number of young trees are in the playground and will provide more natural shade in time. Keep in mind that the metal slide can get hot early in the morning before the sun goes behind the shade cloth.

Also within the fenced playground, there are about 6 park benches, a bin, water refill station and a little path around the play equipment.

And just outside, you will find The Connections Rhodes, a community facility with meeting rooms and leaning space. There is a small water play area, toilets (including baby change table) and the Bare Witness cafe as well.

Rhodes Foreshore Park
Small water play area

A short walk away, you will find a yummy Yum Cha at Top Choice Seafood Restaurant, which is right next to another playground in Phoenix Park. And you can also ride over the Bennelong Bridge nearby.

Bennelong Bridge
Bennelong Bridge

Finding Rhodes Foreshore Park

Rhodes Foreshore Park is, as the name suggests, along the foreshore at Rhodes on Shoreline Drive, overlooking Homebush Bay on Parramatta River.

Rhodes Foreshore Park
View from the front of Bare Witness cafe

The new fenced playground is next to The Connection Rhodes. There is timed street parking nearby, but it can be difficult to find a car spot on the weekends. Alternatively, you can park at Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre (first 3hrs free) and walk down. Rhodes Foreshore Park is also within walking distance of Rhodes train station. Or you could catch a ferry to Sydney Olympic Park and walk, ride or catch a bus across Bennelong Bridge.

Places of Interest Nearby

Rhodes Foreshore Park
Rhodes Foreshore walk, with artwork along the way
Bare Witness
Bare Witness cafe within The Connections Rhodes

Other Fenced Playgrounds and Play Areas

Use this Google Map to find other local fenced playgrounds or play areas. Or check out the ParraParents list of fenced playgrounds with cafes nearby.