Meadowbank Skate Park is arguably one of the best playgrounds in the area – here’s our reasoning.
Finished in 2019 with as spend to the tune of $3.2m, this playground has something for people aged 1 – 100, but will be a favourite amongst young teens and young adults.
The skate park is within the larger Meadowbank Park precinct which is home to more than 10 playing fields (used mainly for soccer and cricket) as well as netball hard courts and tennis courts. There are three playgrounds and walking and cycling paths along the Parramatta River as part of the Ryde Riverwalk. There is even an off-leash dog park.
The features of the Skate Park specifically include:
- three-metre deep Olympic-standard competition bowl
- dual spine flow bowl as well as obstacles such as a euro gap, kickers, rails, kerb banks, and a streetscape skate park area
- surrounding asphalt track for beginners
- playground equipment and a climbing net tunnel
- rock climbing wall
- parkour and bouldering area
- table-tennis court
- picnic and shelter facilities
- water refill station
- beautiful landscaping and controlled lighting
- connecting footpaths
The outdoor youth recreation space lights operate from 4.30pm – 8.00pm from Monday to Saturday and from 4.30pm – 7pm on a Sunday. The lights are operated by a push button to ensure they are only in operation as people are using the park. Each cycle lasts for two hours or until the cut-off time if within the two-hour period. There is a down phasing in light intensity five minutes before the cycle finishes and five minutes before the cut-off times to provide sufficient notice to park users (this information was taken from the City of Ryde Website).
The Skate park is located on Constitution Rd W, Meadowbank. The best place to park is on Constitution Road.
Age Range: 1 – 100
Coffee close by – 0
Shade sails – 1
Bike/scooter track – 1
Noteworthy feature/s – 1 (something for every age)
Can host a party (bbq, tables, toilets) – 1
Gated/safe – 1
TOTAL: 5 / 6