The 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
- The Connection Rhodes
- Bare Witness cafe
- Bennelong Bridge
- Left of Field cafe
- Phoenix Park
- Hoskins Reserve
- Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre
- Shipwreck Gardens of Homebush Bay
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.