Major parks

Major 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.

Wide open spaces

Sydney is a very green city – in more ways than one! The local area features some of the biggest and most iconic public spaces you’ll visit, from historic Hyde Park (dates back to the early 19th century) to the award-winning Paddington Reservoir Gardens, which has re-imagined and revitalised a former water source in a completely different way.

Below you’ll find a list of some of our favourite public parks that are sure to become a few of your new favourites too.

We have included information such as local public transport links and facilities within the parks, such as playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas as well as sporting grounds and contact details.


Alexandria Park

Buckland Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

This park includes sports grounds, a playground, bike parking and toilets.

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands
Centennial Park NSW 2021

The 360 hectare area consists of Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park.

Cook + Phillip Park4 College Street
Corner William Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Cook + Phillip Park features plenty of lush grass and places to sit with bubblers nearby. The grass sections are off-leash areas at all times. Features a children's play area, basketball court and public art installations.

Glebe Foreshore Parks

Chapman Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Nestled against the Glebe foreshore, these 4 parks make up more than 17 hectares of open grasslands, sports fields, adventure playgrounds, wetlands and off-leash areas.
Hyde ParkElizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Australia's oldest park is divided by Park Street.
Public facilities include toilets, cafés, and bike parking. Well serviced by bus and rail links.

Observatory Hill ParkUpper Fort Street
Millers Point NSW 2000

Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. Public toilets available.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens251-255 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Opened in 2009, this public space is within a former underground reservoir. Includes a fish pond, lawns, gardens and shaded seating.

Pirrama ParkPirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Includes the land formerly known as Pyrmont Point Park. Pirrama Park is built on the former water police site.
Prince Alfred ParkChalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

More than 7.5. hectares of open space which includes a tennis centre and children's playground.

Redfern Park and OvalRedfern Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Redfern Park and the adjoining Redfern Oval received a major upgrade in 2007. The park is a popular venue for Aboriginal peoples' political and cultural events. It contains a naturally shaded playground, a barbecue area and the grandstand and sports field at the Oval provide training facilities for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Sydney ParkSydney Park Road
Alexandria NSW 2044

The former brickworks site is now 40 rolling hectares of open parkland.
Includes a sports oval, the Community and Road Education Scheme (CARES) centre, large children's playground and scenic wetlands.

Tumbalong ParkDarling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000

Five hectares of open space located within Darling Harbour. Contains water features, landscaped gardens, grassed amphitheatre, children's playground and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Victoria ParkParramatta Road
Broadway NSW 2008

Adjacent to the University of Sydney, this is a 9 hectare park. It boasts extensive grassed areas, a children's playground and the serene Lake Northam.

Wulaba ParkAmelia Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

An exciting adventure playground featuring a giant slide, climbing tower, tunnels, nets and swings is the centrepiece of this child-friendly park in Green Square.

Wentworth ParkWentworth Park Road
Ultimo NSW 2007

This popular park provides 4 floodlit sports fields, practice cricket nets and shaded playground.

Last updated: Friday, 15 May 2020