Blaxland Riverside Park, also known as the Armory, must be one of the most impressive playgrounds around Sydney. It’s definitely the biggest. Spread over 3 hectares of space there are plenty of attractions to keep your kiddies and yourself busy.
Blaxland Riverside Park is an all abilities park for all ages. Even NJ (1) could enjoy a bit of the facilities, like the sand pit, watching the water fountains and using the swings. KJ on the other hand is now at an age, where most challenges are interesting and they have to be tried out.
If you can, try and go there on a weekday during school times. We once went on a weekend and a school holiday day and it was mayhem. As the playground is situated in the Olympic Park, visitors go there from the western, central and eastern parts of Sydney.
If you do not have the choice to go on a quiet day, then try and get there really early and leave when the influx of people arrive. It’s also easier to find parking. Free parking is very limited and fills up quickly. In case you get there and you cannot park, go to area P5 for an hourly rate of $4.
Here are some impressions and hopefully you find this place just as spectacular as I do. My kids and their friends certainly enjoy it and are always happy to go back.
365 days a year from sunrise to sunset
There is free parking right next to the playground, but spaces are limited. On busy days, ensure you get there early. Alternatively, you can park at P5 and walk via the marked route to the park. Fees for parking are $4 per hour or $20 per day. On event days a flat rate of $25 may apply.
See information page on the Sydney Olympic Park webpage