Established in 1799, Parramatta Park is a beautiful and historic park located in the heart of Sydney near Parramatta, NSW. The landscape was carefully designed by William Charles Wentworth with input from various prominent people at the time including Thomas Mitchell, James Meehan, and John Macarthur. Today it’s home to a variety of attractions for all ages: swimming pools, natural bushland walking tracks, and picnic areas that are perfect for family outings on a sunny day!
This park is also home to the historic Parramatta Female Factory and is a popular location for film, TV, and photoshoots. It’s been featured in numerous films or TV shows like ‘The Secret Daughter’, ‘A Place to Call Home’, and ‘Michael’.
Parramatta Park is also home to a variety of different events throughout the year including National Heritage Week in September, Winter Wonderland during December where there are over 60 market stalls spread across six hectares as well as live music performances, and more!
The park hosts an array of cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year with dragon dance dancers and lion dances, Indian Diwali Festival with celebratory lights displays, Korean Autumn, and Indonesian New Year.
There’s never a dull moment at Parramatta Park! Whether you are looking for a new family picnic spot, an event to attend, or just some time in nature with your friends and/or loved ones – Parramatta Park is the perfect location.
Parramatta Park has great transport links including bus stops located on Church Street near Warrane Road that is serviced by Sydney Buses routes 407 and 411. There are also train stations close by such as Westmead railway station which can be reached via Parramatta railway station (serviced by Sydney Trains).
If you’re looking for somewhere nearby to grab lunch there are restaurants like Taj Indian Restaurant located at 223 Church Street, Grub Brothers Pizza at 313 George St., Golden Thai Kitchen restaurant at 230 Victoria Rd, and more!
What Makes It Unique: The park offers great amenities such as BBQ areas and seating with picnic tables so that visitors can enjoy their time in the sun or shade depending on how they feel. There’s also plenty of room for kids to run around and play without worrying about safety concerns with dedicated spaces including fenced off grassy areas along Warrane Road which features an awesome playground area with slides, swing set, monkey bars, and climbing trees!
Also unique is Paddy’s Pond – a recreation area within Parramatta Park where people can swim year-round.