The City of Parramatta is rapidly transforming as it becomes Australia's Next Great City. To support this transformation, we are committed to creating opportunities for growth through good planning including the draft Parramatta CBD Pedestrian Strategy and the draft Parramatta Ways Plan that aims to improve walkabiilty across the Parramatta via our street network, open space, green corridors and footpaths.
We'd love to hear from you before 8 May 2017 on the draft Parramatta CBD Pedestrian Strategy and the draft Parramatta Ways Plan. You can provide feedback via email, by phone and by mail. Visit On Exhibition to find out more about our plans and how you can contribute.

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.