McIlwaine Park in Rhodes has just completed an $8.7 million upgrade to the area, which has transformed the foreshore park with a new beach area and sandstone seawall, discovery rock pools, picnic shelters, barbecues, and more. Don’t miss the grand opening on Saturday 18 November!
A beach has just opened in Rhodes! Although you can’t go for a swim at the beach just yet (though there are plans to make it swim-friendly in the future), you are welcome to wade in the rock pools and build sandcastles on the sand.
Just a 20-minute drive from North Shore suburbs like Chatswood and Pymble, it’s a lovely new park to explore if you’re looking to expand your horizons!
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the City of Canada Bay, the impressive upgrade has transformed the riverside park with a new beach area and sandstone seawall, discovery rock pools, picnic shelters, barbecues, and more. The upgrade marks an important step in the park being named as a designated swim site in the future.
The River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade project works include:
- Upgrades to the foreshore areas of the park to provide a new accessible pathway along the foreshore
- Installation of pedestrian lighting
- New environmentally friendly seawall incorporating natural rockpools for biodiversity
- Construction of a beach area
- Improved facilities for water activities such as kayaking, rowing and stand-up paddle boarding
- New accessible BBQ and picnic facilities
- Native landscaping including the planting of 22 new trees.
Grand Opening: McIlwaine Park
You’re invited to join in the celebrations at the grand opening of McIlwaine Park, Rhodes on Saturday 18 November from 10am-1pm.
There will be a free barbecue, live music, kid’s entertainment, educational workshop with Diver Dave’s Ocean Adventures, Art Activity with Living Seawalls and more.
Essential Details: McIlwaine Park
- Address: Concord Rd & Mary Street, Rhodes NSW 2138
- City of Canada Bay