Reserve It For Fun

Eric Primrose Reserve to receive new facilities

Work has commenced to install new barbecue and picnic facilities and enhance landscaping along waterfront land at Eric Primrose Reserve, Rydalmere.

The reserve, located to the east of the Rydalmere Ferry Wharf, will be rejuvenated with a $480,000 makeover to create a more family-friendly and accessible public open space for locals and visitors.

fiji-eric “The upgrades to Eric Primrose Reserve will allow better use of the open space. Where previously there was just an area of lawn, the community will now be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfront location with a picnic or barbecue,” City of Parramatta Administrator Amanda Chadwick said.

The works will include:

  • Planting of new trees along the existing shared pathway from Rydalmere Wharf to Eric Primrose Reserve.
  • Installation of new picnic facilities including two barbeques, four picnic tables, two shelters and a drinking fountain in an area of river foreshore free of mangroves to take advantage of the views east and west along the Parramatta River.
  • Extension of the existing playground to include a children’s dinky track with additional shade tree planting.
  • New seating in the existing garden beds along John Street.

Council recently awarded the tender for the project to Hibernian Contracting Pty Ltd. The works, which are being funded from the Special Ward Reserve, are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete.