Sydney Park Bike Track: An Award-Winning Attraction for All Ages
Tucked away in the heart of the city, the Sydney Park bike track is a remarkable testament to landscape design and community engagement. This innovative inner-city bike track is not just a favorite among local kids, but also an esteemed gold medal recipient in the landscape design category at the DRIVENxDESIGN Sydney Design Awards in 2020.
The Perfect Track for Learners: Sydney Park's Creative Cycleway
Kids of all ages love the City of Sydney’s award-winning park, while enjoying some active fun in the sun. The community space was designed to offer adventurous and challenging play for both little ones and tweens.
The track features a bike pump and fuel station, traffic light and shop front, as well as hills, bridges and tunnels. Their imaginations will run wild as kids engage in the interactive play elements and navigate the twist and turns of the vibrant landscape.
“We have created a fun, engaging and beautiful space for kids to master their riding skills. This track caters for learners just coming off their training wheels and more confident riders ready for a challenge,” she said.
“This adventure-style bike track moves away from the conventional bike track layout and shifts the focus towards play and learning to ride,” added Scott Ibbotson, Project Director at Turf Design who was commissioned by the City and to create the new-look track.
“We’re thrilled that the bike track has become a much-loved asset for the community, and promotes bike riding as a playful, health and sociable experience.”
Kids can also learn new skills in the shaded area of the neighbouring Sydney Park Cycling Centre which runs riding clinics and courses.
See the Sydney Park Bike Track in action:
Coming along way since its humble beginnings as a brickmaking site and then a rubbish dump, Sydney Park is a treasure trove of family fun with 40 hectares of expansive parklands, walking and riding paths, barbecue facilities and picnic areas, a children’s playground and Sydney City Farm.
Images and video via City of Sydney.
Highlights of Sydney Park Playground:
- Fun play equipment for all ages, including large climbing nets, bridges, swings, and slides.
- Unique slide designs built into a hill with spongy rubber flooring for safe climbing and extra fun.
- A raised sandpit area that makes it comfortable for adults to play along with the kids.
- Convenient amenities such as a kiosk, shaded benches, and family toilets.
- A small attached car park, although it may get busy during weekends.
- A picturesque surrounding park, featuring a large grassy hill with a stunning view of the city, perfect for kite flying and fun rolling games.
The playground's innovative design and wide range of activities make it worth a visit and highly recommended for a fun family day out.
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