Welcome to our public spaces

There are more than 400 parks and open spaces in the local area. The City of Sydney's parks cover an area of more than 188 hectares.

Some of these include a variety of iconic and award-winning major parks. These range from Hyde Park, with its beginnings in the early 19th century, to the recently revitalised Paddington Reservoir Gardens, noted for its unique blend of historic fixtures fused with contemporary features.

Our local parks provide our neighbourhoods with spots where residents and visitors can enjoy some sun and fresh air. With many to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a park close to you.

Exercising regularly brings many benefits for both you and your dog. Our off-leash parks are perfect if you want to get outdoors with the furriest member of your family!

Kids love getting outside too, and there are loads of playgrounds in the local area. Our range of playgrounds features equipment for older kids right through to safe, fenced spaces where toddlers and younger children can play.

If you would like to book a park, including Martin Place, for an event or a special occasion, please visit our park bookings page and get in touch with us.

Parks staff regularly hand in lost property to the police. Please check with your local police station if you have lost an item.

Barbeque units are available to use for free at selected parks. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly.

The City's plans of management that outline how community land is used, managed and improved in the future are available for review and download.

Find out the status of the City's sporting fields, or contact the wet weather information line on 02 9246 7708.


If you find an injured animal, call:

Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service
Tel: 02 9413 4300

WIRES: Australian wildlife rescue
Tel: 1300 0 WIRES (1300 094 737)


Centennial Parklands Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Sydney weather forecast: Bureau of Meteorology WIRES

Last updated: Monday, 10 March 2014