The City of Parramatta is home to a rich tapestry of nature - beautiful parks, natural bushland, a thriving riverbank that flows to creeks and estuaries. Residents and visitors have many opportunities to experience the natural surroundings on foot and by bike. Our open space network contains many informal walking tracks and trails that allow you to get closer to local flora and fauna.
For more information, read the Bushwalks of Parramatta brochure.
Lake Parramatta Reserve
Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 75ha bushland reserve only two kilometres from the Parramatta CBD. Access the entrance to the reserve from Lackey Street off of Bourke Street, in North Parramatta. A number of formal tracks form a circuit around the edge of the lake, which was Parramatta's original water supply. Read more about the walking trails in the Lake Parramatta Reserve brochure.
The Ponds Walk
The Ponds Walk is a 6.6km track that follows Ponds/Subiaco Creek from Eric Mobbs Memorial Park in Carlingford to Jim Crowgey Reserve in Rydalmere. Read more about this trail in The Ponds Walk brochure.
Terrys Creek Walk
Terrys Creek Walk is a 2km track in Eastwood/Epping that allows walkers to experience Blue Gum High Forest. Read more about this trail in the Terrys Creek Walk brochure.
Parramatta River Walk
Discover water views with the Parramatta River Walk.
For more information, contact Council’s Natural Resources Team on 02 9806 5000.