World Heritage Listed Parramatta Park is a must see for visitors to Sydney. Colonists convict and free, were first successful in growing sufficient food to feed themselves here. The Parklands were too attractive to be reserved for subsistence cropping for long and were used by successive Governors as respite from the stresses of running a very large open air prison. Following a determined public campaign, the area was gazetted a People's Park in 1858.
Ever since then the parklands have been Parramatta's backyard.
There are two fun playgrounds and children can ride safely on the sealed off-road area. Tucked in beside the Macquarie Street entrance is a large formal rose garden which contains a rare collection of heritage roses.
History enthusiasts will want to take the Curator's tour of the convict built, 18th century dairy building. Check out the Park's website for booking information and other events and festivals.
Level entrance for people with disabilities, toilet facilities.
Provision for children includes two playgrounds, off-road sealed cycling and wide open space for just running around.
02 8833 5000
Corner Pitt and Macquarie Streets
Sydney Suburbs, New South Wales, 2124
Bicycle Rack, Cafe, Car park, Catering, Guide, Parking for the Disabled, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Restaurant - Licensed, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Shop, Walking Tracks
Experiences you can enjoy at Parramatta Park:
Flora/Fauna, Historic/Heritage, Nature based