Sports field hire

North Rocks Park Field with sunset on right hand side

City of Parramatta Council understands the importance of providing quality sporting fields for the community to access. We currently provide over 60 playing fields which are used for a variety of sporting and recreational activities and have over 75 clubs using these venues on a permanent basis.

Seasonal Hire

City of Parramatta's sports fields are offered to sporting clubs on a seasonal basis. Before the commencement of each season, either winter or summer, each club must express their interest in hiring a field at one of Council's Sports Field Allocation Meetings. If successful, each club must sign a Licence Agreement where they agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use for Seasonal Hire. 

Seasonal dates differ from year to year however they are generally based on the following:

  • Winter Season: 1st week of April to 1st week of September
  • Summer Season: Mid September to last week of March

Between each season City of Parramatta requires a minimum of 2 weeks to carry out necessary maintenance works like removing posts and uncovering cricket pitches. This is known as the season changeover period.

Casual Hire

City of Parramatta's parks and reserves provide a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in a wide range of social, recreational, community and cultural activities.

Parks and reserves are available for hire on a casual basis. Prices vary depending on the park and/or reserve and the type of activity.

To ensure community land is managed effectively and safeguarded against potential damage, user conflict and any adverse effects to the residential amenity, any organised activity in City of Parramatta's parks and reserves require the express permission from our Recreation Programs and Services team.

List of all Parks and Reserves and their respective facilities within the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA).

School Hire

Both local and non local schools wishing to utilise Council's sports fields for school sport must obtain approval prior to use. Fields with a B grade rating or higher incur a usage fee. 

During periods of wet weather schools must ensure they call the Wet Weather Line. Remember, when City of Parramatta closes a sports field it remains closed for the evening and the following day until it is updated again at 2:30pm.

Fields with a B grading or higher include:

  • Barton Park
  • Belmore Park (Richie Benaud Oval)
  • Boronia Park
  • Dundas Park (Curtis Oval)
  • Eric Primrose Reserve
  • FS Garside Park
  • George Kendall Riverside Park (excluding baseball  fields)
  • Max Ruddock Reserve
  • Ollie Webb Reserve
  • Robin Thomas Reserve
  • Rydalmere Park
  • Sir Thomas Mitchell Reserve

Booking Enquiries

p: 9806 5140
f: 9806 5927

Costs for hire can be found in 2016 - 2017 City of Parramatta Fees and Charges.