Sydney Park

Sydney Park

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New land management regulations

Sydney Park, like hundreds of parks across the country, was formerly a major landfill site. It was also formerly used as a brickmaking site.

We now manage the park and regularly monitor landfill gas levels. This is normal practice in managing historical landfill sites nationally and overseas. 

Methane is a by-product of organic materials such as food and garden waste when it decomposes. 

Recent testing has shown elevated concentrations of methane and carbon dioxide at the park's perimeter. There are no identified health risks.

The authority has declared the park as a contaminated site under the Contaminated Land Management Act. The park and some surrounding roads and footpaths have been included in the declared area and will be part of the regular, ongoing monitoring program undertaken by the City. 

You will be able to give feedback on the declaration to the Environment Protection Authority.

We have drafted a voluntary management proposal, subject to the authority’s approval. It outlines further investigations, possible site remediation and how Sydney Park will be managed in the future.

Important information

  • You can continue to use the park as normal. Exposure to methane is considered low risk in open spaces such as parks, as it dissipates and cannot concentrate.
  • We regularly monitor all buildings and confined spaces inside Sydney Park, and confined spaces next to Sydney Park. So far testing has shown that methane is not accumulating in these areas.
  • Fire and Rescue NSW conducted testing of surrounding residential and business properties in November 2018, and all buildings were declared safe.
  • If elevated levels of methane are detected at any time, we will notify the Environment Protection Authority and NSW Fire and Rescue.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Environment Protection Authority on 131 555 or our customer service team on 02 9265 9333.

Wetlands, playgrounds and green, open spaces

Ask any Sydney resident about the first thing that pops into their mind when they hear the name Sydney Park and chances are they’ll tell you about the tall chimneys that rise above the former brickworks site.

The brick kilns have not been used for more than 60 years but the historic structures remain, providing an instantly recognisable landmark in the north-western corner of the park.

However, Sydney Park is much more than just brick chimneys.

The park is on the fringes of the city south. The open space is made of 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and picturesque wetlands. Creeks flow throughout the park and attract all different types of birds. Our water reuse project that created the Sydney Park wetlands has been recognised with leading industry prizes.

There are plenty of spacious viewing decks that are perfectly placed to make sure you can take it all in as long as you like. Sydney Park is popular for weekend picnics and it’s very dog friendly.

A large children’s playground will probably have the grown-ups mesmerised just as much as the kids. The tactile, one-of-a-kind playground includes many different types of equipment that will keep children entertained for hours, as well as several elements that will stimulate their senses of touch, hearing and sight.

Parts of Sydney Park are accessible, such as the playground, some paths and toilets, but it does contain some steep hills. It is home to the AIDS Memorial Grove. The Sydney Park Cycling Centre is within the grounds, providing a space for families to learn about cycling and road safety. Cafés, barbecue facilities near the children's bike track and near the wetlands, and public toilets are also available in the park.

If you’re heading to the park by public transport, St Peters train station is just across the road. You can also board buses that travel down Sydney Park Road, Princes Highway and King Street.

Car parks

There are 4 car parks around Sydney Park:

  • Barwon Park Road (nearest to playground and brick kilns)
  • Sydney Park Road (nearest to cycling centre)
  • Euston Road (nearest to Alan Davidson Oval and Sydney Park Pavilion)
  • Campbell Street (nearest to wetlands). 

Contacts

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road
Alexandria NSW 2015

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 March 2019