Walkability is recognised as one of the key aspects that make a city liveable.
The City of Parramatta has recently endorsed the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy aimed at improving walkability throughout the Parramatta Local Government Area and making people the priority in our streets.
Parramatta has many great destinations, local centres and distinct heritage and cultural experiences that all make it a great place to walk and cycle. The City of Parramatta recognises the importance of walkability for liveability and we are seeking to create a safe, comfortable and interesting City for people to get active and connected.
The strategy is a long-term plan that will provide a network of high quality walking routes through our streets, open space and river corridors. Through public exhibition and engagement our community provided strong feedback and support for the project, its targets and objectives.
Also complementing the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy are other initiatives such as the Parramatta CBD Pedestrian Strategy and Parramatta Bike Plan that will make our city more walking and cycle friendly.
For more information on the local bushwalks please see our 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.