Planning on taking the kids for a bike ride? This list of playgrounds along the Cooks River Cycleway will help you plan your ride with a couple of good stops along the way.


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.


Wanstead Reserve | Earlwood

Wanstead Reserve is a small local park along the south bank of the Cooks River and cycle way.


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.


Croydon Park | Croydon Park

A sports field with two playgrounds and a nice aspect over the Cooks River. Take a drinks break while cycling the Cooks River Cycleway.


Walsh Avenue Reserve | Croydon Park

Walsh Avenue Reserve is an expansive and well maintained park with a children’s play equipment, benches, tables and a water fountain.


Saint Annes Reserve | Strathfield South

There’s a multitude of parks along the Cooks River, but if you’re looking for a small place to take the kids for a play, St Anne’s might be all you need.


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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