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Recreation

Our parks

City of Parramatta has 360 beautiful and diverse parks and reserves for residents, visitors and workers to enjoy.

These open spaces offer a variety of opportunities for active and passive recreational activities as well as interaction with local native flora and fauna.

Many of our larger parks include barbecue and picnic facilities, making them perfect for get-togethers with family and friends in a natural setting.

We have 150 playgrounds in our parks and reserves for children to enjoy, learn and interact.

We also have:

Park upgrades

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Our Open Space and Natural Resources team are committed to delivering world-class facilities for the community.

A number of parks and reserves have been upgraded with new facilities, repairs, additional parking and amenities.

There is also many more that are listed for future upgrades.

Park and reserve committees

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City of Parramatta encourages community participation in the development and management of our parks and reserves through our voluntary park and reserve committees.

We currently have about 20 committees appointed by the City of Parramatta to assist in the care, maintenance, management and development of parks and reserves in accordance with the provisions of Sections 355 and 377 of the Local Government Act 1993. 

Committee membership is open to both local residents, residents from adjoining areas outside the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA) and sporting user group representatives.

A majority of the members of any Committee must reside in the LGA. The maximum period of appointment for a Park or Reserve Committee is four years from the date of local government elections.

Become a committee member

If you would like to become a park or reserve committee member, complete the nomination form and email it to our Open Space Officer.

Contact us

If you have any questions you can get in touch with our Open Space Team on (02) 9806 5205 or at openspace@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Temporary vehicle access of parks and reserves

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Approval is required for all temporary vehicle access through our parks and reserves.

Forms must be completed and submitted to City of Parramatta, a minimum of 10 working days before the requested date.

You will need to pay the refundable $150 gate key bond once your access request is approved and access is subject to the acceptance of our standard terms and conditions.

Temporary vehicle access application

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Under certain conditions and circumstances, consideration may be given for temporary vehicular access through public reserves and parks for purposes such as building, site works and building works removals.

Each case is reviewed individually. This form provides Council with information required to assess a request for temporary access.

Contact Details
Address
Reserve/Park Details
Key Type (located underneath padlock near key barrel)
Property Requesting Access
Property Address
Period of Access
Enter the full date and time. e.g. DD/MM/YYY, 00:00 AM/PM
Enter the full date and time. e.g. Enter the full date and time. e.g. DD/MM/YYY, 00:00 AM/PM
Reason of Access
Vehicles/Machinery entering the Reserve/Park
Vehicle Types
Public Liability Insurance
Upload requirements
Standard Terms & Conditions
Approval is subject to any direction given by Parramatta City Council

Approval is subject to any direction given by Parramatta City Council

Approval may be cancelled and / or suspended at any time. Wet weather is an example of cancelled or suspended approval

Approval may be cancelled and / or suspended at any time. Wet weather is an example of cancelled or suspended approval

Approval is only for the period approved and acknowledge key return date

Approval is only for the period approved and acknowledge key return date

Access is available

Access is available between the following times:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Not Permitted
Note: A park booking may adjust the starting time

Storage of building materials

Storage of building materials, demolition or excavated materials are not to be left in the reserve/park during or after the approved access period

Council will inspect

Council will inspect and may photograph the area(s) of the reserve/park prior to the approved access period. Any damage to the park such as grass, trees, amenity, gates, guttering, be it accidently or through negligence is to be repaired at the cost to the company / person(s) whose signature appears below with repairs overseen by Council

The area must be kept safe

The area must be kept safe and tidy with OH&S demonstrated and with minimum inconvenience to the public

The contractor or private property

The contractor or private property owner requesting access agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Council in respect of all claims, demands, actions, suits, order, decrees, costs, damages, loss and expenses of whatsoever nature or kind which the contractor or Council may suffer or incur, disease and or damage to property sustained as a consequence of the contractor’s use of the community land

Use of vehicles within the reserve

Use of vehicles within the reserve / park should travel as per Council officer’s explicit instructions

Specific conditions may be put in place by Parramatta City Council

Specific conditions may be put in place by Parramatta City Council

Declaration
I, the appointed contractor/resident

I, the appointed contractor/resident, hereby apply for permission for access through the above reserve/park and, in signing this application, confirm that the above information is correct and that I am aware and agree to the Conditions of Approval. I agree that no access will be undertaken until approval, if granted, is issued by Parramatta City Council. By payment of the bond, I agree to return the gate key to Council by the agreed date.

Privacy Declaration
The information provided by use of this form will be used only for the purpose of determining temporary access as outlined in this form only and will not be made public nor transferred. Council will keep a copy of this lodged application as a record.