Local parks

Local parks

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Safety notice

Public playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas are open for use in line with public health orders.

We’re cleaning these facilities regularly. We recommend you wash your hands and wipe down the equipment before and after you use it.

Stay 1.5m away from others at all times and don’t use the equipment if you have any symptoms.

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Please keep dogs out of playgrounds

Enjoy our many parks with your dog. But for our children's health and safety, please keep dogs out of our playgrounds.

We must protect children from parasites and diseases that can be transmitted from dog litter.

You risk a $330 fine if your dog is in a playground.

Your dog is welcome to more than 400 of our parks and open spaces. Check the signs before you enter.

Bag it, bin it

Always remember to pick up after your dog. You’ll find free waste bags in most parks, but it’s best to bring your own.

Rangers can issue on-the-spot fines of up to $275 if you don’t pick up your dog’s waste.

Get to know your local

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.


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. For hire enquiries about this space, please contact Property NSW.

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 ParkHay Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

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

Clyne Reserve and Munn ReserveMerriman 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 ParkCrystal Street
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. For hire enquiries about this space, please contact Property NSW.
Edmund Resch ReserveSouth Dowling Street
East Redfern NSW 2016

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

Embarkation ParkVictoria 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 Park140 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.

Frances Newton Reserve222 Palmer Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
This green space includes park seating, a lawn area for picnics and an imaginative play space with stepping stones, a hoop, speaking tubes, distorting mirrors and rain wheel.
Frog Hollow Reserve303-307 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.

Harold Park

93 Ross St
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

This 3.8-hectare park has a large, custom-built playground with slides, timber climbing stack, outdoor seating, barbeques and shade structures.
There are picnic areas, cycling and walking paths, and a wildlife corridor.

Harry Noble ReserveSwanson 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 ParkWilson 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.

Mary O'Brien ReserveCorner Joynton Avenue and Tilford Street
Zetland NSW 2017
The refreshed park features 2 playgrounds with equipment for children aged up to 8 years, as well as a water play feature and barbecues with picnic areas.
Matron Ruby Grant ParkCorner of Joynton Avenue and Portman Street
Zetland NSW 2017
The park is part of the Green Square community and cultural precinct. It provides open space and has a playground for toddlers.
Nita McCrae Park17 Argyle Street
Millers Point NSW 2000
A small park with a grass area and trees. It sits on the former bus turning bay in front of Harry Jensen Community Centre and Abraham Mott Hall.
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 ParkMaddox 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 ReserveHarcourt 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 ParkWoolley 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 ParkMarlborough 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 ParkBowman Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009 

The park features play equipment suitable for younger children, picnic and barbecue facilities. For hire enquiries about this space, please contact Property NSW.

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

The contoured Waterloo Park contains a fenced playground, basketball court and outdoor fitness area. 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: Wednesday, 17 June 2020