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Ryde Riverwalk

Ryde River Walk was created to improve the community’s enjoyment of the unique attractions along the foreshore of Parramatta River, with better public access and enhanced recreational facilities.

From Gladesville Bridge to Ryde Bridge, Ryde River Walk provides walkers and cyclists with breathtaking river and city skyline views as it meanders into bays, parks and playgrounds, through bushland and mangroves, past historic sites, Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and art installations.

The twelve-kilometre bridge-to-bridge walk explores a remarkable sweep of the northern shore of the Parramatta River and visually captures the important role our city plays in the life and history of greater Sydney.

Construction of Ryde River Walk began in 2007 with the adoption of the Ryde River Walk Masterplan and the first stage was officially opened in 2008. It includes a shared pedestrian and bike pathway from Meadowbank Park through to the eastern end of Kissing Point Park and a shared path in Morrison Bay Park.

Ryde River Walk is our city’s contribution to a 275-kilometre continuous network of walking tracks and paths along Sydney iconic waterways, from Palm Beach in the north, to Cronulla in the south. Visit Walking Coastal Sydney website for more information.

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Stage 3 | Glades Bay Park Gladesville

Published on 29 May 2015

Glades Bay Park is a significant parcel of bushland with a dense gully forest of ferns and sandstone outcrops, containing numerous aboriginal artefacts within the area. 

The design incorporates on the views towards the south and the upgrade of the single path reduces the impact that the previous multiple path networks have had on local vegetation and archaeological artefacts present in the area. 

Works included: 

  • formalisation of existing pathways and upgrade of existing bridges with fibreglass mesh surface 
  • formalisation of existing pathways with 1.5m wide fibreglass mesh boardwalk 
  • upgrade of existing stairs 
  • landscape works 

Stage 2 | Bill Mitchell Park

Published on 30 April 2015

Bill Mitchell Park is a open parkland with a mixed-use recreational trail that passes along the foreshore of Parramatta River within the City of Ryde. It has spectacular views and a sandstone seawall that provides access to the water's edge. The formalisation of the existing pathways ensures minimal impact on the significant vegetation in the park and the upgrade of the promenade area protects the sea wall. With the use of crushed stabilised sandstone paths, it responds to the local sandstone geology and character of the area. 

works included: 

  • upgrade of promenade area to protect seawall, including path seating, planting and a sportsfield protective fence 
  • construction of a new non-slip concrete path with defined edging
  • construction of new entry stairs to improve access and safety
  • upgrade of existing drainage at Brett St.

Stage 1 | Looking Glass Bay

Published on 27 February 2015

Looking Glass Bay Park is a bushland reserve whose forest runs along a creek line through the middle of the park. If you follow its path it will take you through a parkland of majestic trees and remnant urban bushland, with a link to Banjo Patterson Park.

The path upgrade that spans the creek line ensures minimal impact of the seagrass and saltmarsh vegetation communities on the water’s edge.

All the materials used for the Ryde River Walk works are selected to provide a 50 year minimum life span and all surfaces are non-slip in all weather.

Works included: 

  • Formalisation of existing pathway
  • Formalisation of entry with upgraded edging, turf and new seating
  • Upgrade of existing bridge
  • Formalisation of entry with the construction of stairs


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Last updated on 4 August 2015