Whether you’re planning a big barbecue or just looking for a shaded spot to enjoy a packed lunch, here’s a list of picnic areas on the Cooks River Cycleway.

Kendrick Park | Tempe

A nice park near the start of the Cooks River Cycleway with a playground, BBQs, and undercover seating.

Discovery Park | Wolli Creek

A wedge of parkland located on the Cooks River and Princes Highway. It boasts play facilities, barbecues, and heritage buildings for hire.

Mackey Park | Marrickville

A sports field with adjoining playground and picnic and barbecue area, the track along the Cooks River makes for some nice scenery.

Gough Whitlam Park | Earlwood

Playgrounds, basketball courts, bike track and picnics by the river are all on offer at Gough Whitlam Park, which also sports several cultural monuments and a cafe. (No BBQ)

Beaman Park | Earlwood

Rolling Beaman Park stretches across a long section of the Cooks River and features sport fields, tennis courts, cricket nets, a playground and picnic area.

Ewen Park | Hurlstone Park

Serene Ewen Park features playgrounds, picnic areas and a sporting field, all right along the Cooks River.

Lees Park | Ashbury

Nestled along the northern bank of the Cooks River Lees Park has a sports field, great tennis courts, amenities and a nice playground.

Wentworth Common | Sydney Olympic Park

A unique setup and great use of space make this a fantastically original park with something for everyone.

Blaxland Riverside Park | Newington

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

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