A small foreshore bush park in Putney with a plaque commemorating early European settlers.

Getting To Settlers Park, Putney

Where Is It?

Settlers Park is located on Waterview Street in Putney, and runs down to the Parramatta River Foreshore.

it is located between Kissing Point Park and Ryde Wharf Reserve on the southeast side of Concord Road Bridge. From Concord Road turn onto Riverside Avenue then right onto Osborne Avenue. Settlers Park is also accessible Princes Street off Morrison Road.

Buses, Ferries and Trains

The 458, 459, 533 and M41 all stop nearby on Church Street. The park is a short walk from Meadowbank Ferry terminal and about a 15-20 minute walk along the foreshore to Meadowbank train station.

Bike Route

A shared walking / bike path runs along Waterview Street with discreet access to the north east at the end of the cul-de-sac. The streets around Putney are generally pretty quiet and bike friendly.


8 Waterview Street, Putney NSW 2112 is the best street address.


There is streetside parking only at Settlers Park.


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Things To Do

Foreshore Access For You & Your Dog

There’s an abundance of enticing parks along this stretch of the Parramatta River, but folks looking for a bit of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle will enjoy this discreet location. There’s a park bench to the south-eastern end and sandy beachfront which is fun to play in for people and pooches alike.

Putney First Settlement Plaque

In Settlers Park you’ll find a small plaque commemorating the first European settlers to the area, in 1792. Interesting fact, in the first 4 decades of European occupation in the area, most of the land was owned by the Squire family, popular beer brewers. The plaque was commemorated in 1948, and the inscription on the plaque reads:

This Is The Site Of The First Settlement On 10th January 1792 By William Careless And James Weavers In The Locality Set Up By Governor Phillip

As Farms Of The Eastern Boundary (Later Called Kissing Point) Where Rose Our First Church And School In 1800. Slightly Eastward Were Squires Famous Brewery, Wharf And Hop Gardens and Bennelong’s Grave. Westwards Were Squires’ Inn And Old Ryde Wharf As Well As The Shepherds ‘Thorn Farm’ And ‘Hellene’ With Noted Orangery And Vineyard.

This Tablet Commemorates Our Pioneers, “Decent, Sober, Industrious” Men Who Like Our Aboriginal Wallumedegal, Were A Most Bigoted Race Of People To The Ground On Which They Dwelt. Can We Be Otherwise?

E.L.S Hall Mayor
Ryde Municipal Council 1948


  • Food

    There’s a restaurant near the playground at Anderson Park / Ryde Wharf Reserve.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There doesn’t seem to be any bins in the park.

  • Toilets

    The closest toilets are at Kissing Point Park or Anderson Park nearby.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Your dog is welcome in Settlers Park

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No nike lockups but you could easily chain your bicycle up to the wooden fence palings.


Kissing Point Park

Large family park near the ferry wharf with picnic and barbecue facilities, a playground and bike tracks.


Anderson Park

Foreshore park with picnic areas and a playground for the kids, it’s right next to Ryde Wharf Reserve.

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