Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville

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Banjo Paterson is one of Australia’s most loved and influential poets. He spent his childhood in Gladesville, at Rockend Cottage, which is now the home of Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant and borders the edge of the aptly named “Banjo Paterson Park”.

Banjo Paterson Park is a 5-acre park on the water’s edge at the end of Wharf Rd, Gladesville. Until recently there wasn’t much more than grassy fields and shady rest areas with footpaths suitable for bikes and scooters. The play equipment is very new, however the playground is not fenced, and neither is the sea wall so you do need to be extra diligent. The equipment is suitable for babies, toddlers and school aged kids- including swings, see-saws and slides.


Banjo Paterson Park, GladesvilleBanjo Paterson Park, Gladesville


There isn’t any catering on site, so BYO everything. Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant is there however its a fine dining restaurant without a kiosk (helloooo potential business expansion!?). 

Barbeques and tables are available, so it would be a great little spot for a party or early dinner on a summer’s evening.

Overall, lovely and peaceful. We will be back! See below for our RDM Rating!


Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville


RDM Rating

Age range: 1-7

Coffee close by: 0

Great equipment: 1

Bike/scooter track: 1

Other noteworthy feature/s: 0.5 lots of grass for ball games, but be careful of the sea wall

Can host a party (BBQ, tables, toilets): 1

Gated / safe: 0.5

TOTAL: 4 / 6