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Public parks provide important spaces for people to exercise, socialise and enjoy.

Local parks may vary in size, but they all have a lot of character.

Some even boast million dollar views!

With so many parks to choose from, you'll be sure to find one that is close to you.

Here you’ll find information about local parks such as children’s play areas, barbecue and picnic areas, toilets and off-leash zones.

Enjoy your time here. We’re sure you’ll stay a while.

Name Location Details

Arthur McElhone Reserve

Corner Billyard Avenue and Onslow Avenue
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

Opposite Elizabeth Bay House with spectacular harbour views.
The nearby Beare Park, located at the bottom of Ithaca Road, contains a children's playground and public toilets.

Ballaarat Park and Metcalfe Park

Darling Island Road
Pyrmont NSW 2000

Located at the point of Darling Island, the park provides a scenic view of Darling Harbour.

Beaconsfield Park

54 Queen Street
Beaconsfield NSW 2015

The park contains a central grass lawn with surrounding gardens, a fenced children's playground and shaded barbecue and picnic area. Public toilets available.
There are 2 floodlit tennis courts that are available for hire between 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Belmore Park Hay Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

Features extensive grass areas, wide shaded tree-lined paths and ample seating. Public toilets available.

Clynne Reserve and Munn Reserve Merriman Street
Millers Point NSW 2000

A picturesque pocket park with views across Sydney Harbour. Contains a children's playground with adjacent barbecue and picnic areas.

The neighbouring Munn Reserve has shaded seating.

Crown Park and Crystal Park Green Square
Waterloo NSW 2017
Crown Park and the adjoining Crystal Park feature seating areas with gardens.
Dawes Point Park

Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW 2000 

Providing spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, the park is located on the narrowest point of Sydney Harbour.
Edmund Resch Reserve South Dowling Street
East Redfern NSW 2016

 

Located off Bourke Street, a popular local park consisting of grass lawns, mature trees and garden beds. It sits on an old brewery site.

Embarkation Park Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
Located on the roof of the naval car park, the park is accessible from Victoria Street or via the steep McElhone Stairs at the junction of Brougham Street and Cowper Wharf Road. The park is an off-leash area and open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week.
Fig Lane Park  320-334 Jones Street to
Bulwarra Road and Fig Lane
Ultimo NSW 2007
A fenced, naturally shaded playground. Contains a shaded picnic and barbecue area.
Fitzroy Gardens

Lawrence Hargrave Reserve
Macleay Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011

In the heart of Kings Cross, this open space is a paved plaza hosting the landmark El Alamein Fountain. The park features a fenced playground suitable for younger children and public toilets.
Lawrence Hargrave Reserve is located across Ward Avenue.

Dr H J Foley Rest Park 140 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Situated in the heart of Glebe Point Road, the park covers an area of 6,000 square metres. This neighborhood park contains a war memorial, a historic brick radio shack, picnic shelters and a children's playground. Public toilets available.

Frog Hollow Reserve 303-307 Riley Street
Corner Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2018 

Located off Little Albion Street. The park features an access ramp to Albion and Riley Streets.

Green Bans Park 1 and 2

Corner Albert Street and Erskineville Road
Erskineville NSW 2043

Two parcels of green open spaces bisected by Albert Street. It is named after Jack Mundey's union bans against development in The Rocks. Contains children's playground.

Harmony Park Brisbane Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Opened in 2006, Harmony Park is an off-leash park at all times.
Harry Noble Reserve Swanson Street
Corner Fox Avenue
Erskineville NSW 2043

Harry Noble Reserve includes a fenced playground, netball rings as well as picnic and barbecue areas.

The neighbouring Erskineville Oval is available for hire. Public toilets are available.

Hollis Park Wilson Street
Newtown NSW 2040
A popular spot for family activities and dog walking. Includes a playground.
James Watkinson Reserve
Giba Park
Point Street
Sydney NSW 2000 

Overlooking the James Bay Wharf and Darling Harbour, James Watkinson Reserve is a popular park for picnics. Includes a barbecue area. An elevator located between the reserve and Gibba Park provides convenient access to Pirrama Road. Features children's playground.
The adjacent Giba Park is an off-leash area that provides stunning views across Johnstons Bay towards Balmain.

Joynton Park 

Victoria Park Parade
Zetland NSW 2017 

A major neighbourhood park, off-leash at all times. Features barbecue and picnic areas, as well as a public toilet. 
Macquarie Place Park
Jessie Street Gardens
Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Macquarie Place Park has an obelisk erected by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. Jessie Street Gardens are nearby. 

Mary Ann Street Park
McKee Street Playground
Mary Ann Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Mary Ann Street Park contains lawns, gardens and shaded seating. Picnic tables are also located within the park.
The nearby McKee Street playground contains play equipment for younger children.

Nuffield Park  Ascot Avenue
Zetland NSW 2017
Located off Hutchinson Walk, Nuffield Park includes a multipurpose court suitable for basketball and netball. 
Caldwell Park (Orphan School Creek) 1, 2 and 3

22 Wood Street
Forest Lodge NSW 2037


131 Hereford Street
Forest Lodge NSW 2037


146 Wigram Road
Forest Lodge NSW 2037 

Located on the border between Forest Lodge and Camperdown, the spaces feature a restored natural creek. Contains children's playground.
Perry Park Maddox Street
Alexandria 2015
Perry Park features a grass sports field and a basketball court. Features children's playground. Car parking available.
Rushcutters Bay Park
Reg Bartley Oval 

Waratah Street
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011 

The western section of Rushcutters Bay Park is controlled by the City. Woollahra Council controls the section of the park to the east of the canal.
Built on reclaimed land, the park features an upgraded outdoor tennis court, fenced sports field and café. A children's playground is located at the neighbouring Warratah Street Reserve. Public toilet facilities are available. We are installing new lighting and a new fence.

Shannon Reserve  Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010 

A smaller park containing a naturally shaded playground. A community market is held in the park on the first Saturday of each month.

Southern Cross Drive Reserve Harcourt Parade and Gardeners Road
Rosebery NSW 2018 

A landscaped park with grass and mature trees.
Nearby, Bannerman Crescent Reserve and Kimberley Grove Reserve feature playgrounds, gardens, shade and seating.

St James Park Woolley Street
Glebe NSW 2037

Contains a small playground, water bubbler and seating.
The St James Tennis facility consists of 2 tennis courts with change rooms and toilets. 

Tote Park 

Grandstand Parade
Zetland NSW 2017 

Tote Park features a children's playground and public toilet. 
Turruwul Park
Tarakan Reserve
Harcourt Parade
Rosebery NSW 2018 

At 2.5 hectares, Turruwul Park includes a sports field and 2 tennis courts with basketball hoops. Public toilets available. Includes a barbecue area. Also features a children's playground.
Tarakan Reserve is located nearby.

Ward Park Marlborough Street
Corner Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
A popular neighbourhood park located adjacent to the Northcott housing estate. The park features 2 children's playgrounds. Public toilets available. Includes a barbecue area.
Waterfront Park Bowman Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009 

The park features play equipment suitable for younger children, picnic and barbecue facilities.

Waterloo Park
Waterloo Oval
Elizabeth Street
Corner McEvoy Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

The contoured Waterloo Park contains a fenced playground and a basketball court. Public toilets available.
Waterloo Oval features a sports field suitable for cricket and rugby. The southern section of the oval features a 920 square metre skate park

Wynyard Park  Wynyard Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Located above Wynyard train station, the park is a popular lunch time spot. Public toilets available.
Regimental Square is located adjacent across Wynyard Street.
Lang Park is nearby, at the junction of York and Grosvenor Streets.

Last updated: Friday, 8 August 2014