Blaxland Riverside Park is a sprawling green space set on the Parramatta River with fantastic playgrounds and all the amenities you could need.

Getting to Blaxland Riverside Park, Newington

Where Is It?

Blaxland Riverside Park is located on Jamieson Street off Holker Street in Newington, on the Parramatta River. It’s just behind Silverwater Correctional Facility but don’t worry, the inmates hardly ever escape.

By Bus

The 535, 540 and 544 all stop on Holker Street, which is about a 10 minute walk down Jamieson Street to the park.

By Train

The closest train station is at Sydney Olmypic Park but would take about 30 minutes to walk which is pretty long. Better off taking a bus.

By Bicycle

The area around Sydney Olympic Park and Newington is bike friendly with lots of dedicated bike lanes. It also connects to Bicentennial Park and the Cooks River Cycleway.


There is plenty of free parking at the end of Jamieson Street with dedicated lots for the park and Newington Armoury. Expect it to get busy on summer weekends and the school holidays though.

Otherwise park at P5 and walk down. P5 has $5 / per hour fee up to $25.


Google Maps Link – Blaxland Riverside Park

Things To Do


The Riverside children’s playground takes slides and swings to the next level, with an imaginative and innovative design. Big slippery dips, giant swings, extreme rope climbs and lots of unique ways for adventurous kids to have fun. Also includes water play areas and sandpits.

Picnic and BBQ areas

There are BBQs on the river and on the green, both with plenty of shaded areas. The little hills also make nice places to sit and share.

Bike Hire / Bike Tracks

Bike Hire is available from the Armoury Gatehouse at the bottom of the hill.

The area around the park and into Millennium Parklands is a fantastic place to ride. You could even do a circuit all the way to Bicentennial Park and back again within a few hours at a leisurely pace. There’s lots of hidden places to discover, and if you’re really up for a ride, the 25 kilometre Cooks River Cycleway is accessible through the parklands, and winds all the way to Botany Bay.

Blaxland Riverside Park Newington

Heritage Train – Weekends

On Sundays the Heritage Train can take you around the precinct. Runs on Sundays between 10.30 and 1pm every half hour

Armoury Wharf Cafe

Grab a coffee and a sandwich down by the river and enjoy the serenity just a stone’s throw from the playground.

Newington Armoury

Heritage listed, the Armoury has a Birdlife Discovery Centre, Disc Golf and Segway Tours.

Blaxland Riverside Park


  • Food

    The Armoury cafe is by the river if you’re in need of a coffee or a quick bite. If you want to stock up for a picnic, Newington shopping plaza is a short drive away.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are plenty of bins around particularly near the picnic areas

  • Toilets

    There are toilet blocks by the river and some on the green as well

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are welcome provided they are kept on leash.

  • Can I lock my bike up

    There are a few places to lock your bike up around the park.


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