Parramatta Park Playgrounds

Parramatta Park has two terrific playgrounds, read all about them here and find the details you need to plan a family trip that works.

Domain Creek playground at Parramatta Park

The amazing slide at Domain Creek playground. Don’t you think it looks like a giant mosquito?

Have you been for a visit to Parramatta Park recently?  Whaaat!??  

Well, come on, start packing the picnic stuff, get the stroller folded up and get over there. Parramatta Park is a beautiful spot and very significant in the history of Sydney.

There are two playgrounds to visit.  On the west side of the park there is the new Domain Creek playground and on the east is Pavilion Flat playground.

Parramatta Park Playgrounds

O’Connell Street, Parramatta 2150

Parramatta Park website here

Park map here.

Pavilion Flat is the smallest playground and is near the Tudor Gatehouse on the eastern side of the park.

The Pavilion Flat playground is not huge, but has a good variety of play equipment with swings, spring rockers, a rope climbing web, playhouse, slides and more. A large wooden boat-shaped area is great for creative play.

The lush grassy slopes by the playground make a great picnic spot. Large shaded picnic huts are also within sight and walking distance of the playground.

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Pavilion Flat playground

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The ship play structure at Pavilion Flat

 

You can enjoy a lovely high tea at the Gatehouse Tearooms at the entrance to Parramatta Park, check out the website here. And here’s a photo from that website, isn’t the building lovely?

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Domain Creek playground has lots of equipment that will delight older children and teens.

Check out some of the delights of Domain Creek in this gallery.

 

 

Parramatta Park Playground – The Details

Nearest takeaway coffee: Yes, Gatehouse Tearoom and new one coming soon.  The wonderful Parramatta Park cafe was damaged in a fire but fingers crossed it will reopen one day.

Toilets: Toilets at the Tudor Gatehouse, toilets by Park Avenue Gate.

Shade: Yes

Enclosed: No

Mum’s report: The picturesque setting by the river and the screeching of cockatoos are an added attraction to the Pavilion Creek playground. Both playgrounds are good places to have a rest after visiting or walking in the park.

Domain Creek has great equipment, kids love the water play. But it has little shade so far so beware the sun and heat on hot days.

Extra: Old Government House is interesting and the other delights of the park, see website here.

Read about more things to do in Parramatta Park on the website here.

Parking: Parking spaces by the Pavilion Flat playground, two-hour time limit Monday to Friday, three hours at the weekend. If driving in from Macquarie Street drive right around the park to get to these parking bays. There is a pay carpark just inside the park near the Macquarie Street entrance but using it means having to push the stroller along the road for some distance.

Parking available near to Domain Creek and then you walk across the grassy areas to the play equipment.

Nearest station: Parramatta is a 20–25 minute walk away

Nearest ferry: Parramatta Wharf is a 20–25 minute walk away

Bus stop nearby: Yes

 

Have you visited Parramatta Park lately?

Which playground works best for your children?

Happy travelling

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

9 Comments

  • Reply January 27, 2015

    Amy

    Awesome playground at Blacktown Showground. Corner of Francis St and Richmond Rd.

    • Reply January 30, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Thank you Amy – great to know!!

  • Reply July 26, 2016

    Emily

    Looks like a fabulous park! We’ve got a similar triple-barrelled one near us in Melbourne – it’s at Queens Park in Moonee Ponds, if you ever head this way! #teamIBOT

    • Reply July 26, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Noted, noted… I’ve just been doing a wee writing job about things to do in Melbourne with kids and am itching to get down south again… when it’s warmer.

  • What an awesome park!! My kids are unfortunately too old for the park now, I miss those days terribly.

    • Reply July 26, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Got to say that my twins are now ten and very agile so we need to find those playgrounds that are better for older kids… luckily there are a few.

  • Reply July 26, 2016

    Kylie Purtell

    I haven’t been to Parramatta Park in years, not since having the girls. But I keep seeing so much about all the things they have on now so I think it’s going to be worth a trip with the girls. Our favourite park is a tiny one around the corner from our place that is almost always empty (unless there is soccer training happening, at which time we avoid it!), and another good park on the main road between Richmond & Windsor, across the road from the RAAF Base that we like to go to. There is a walking track that is great for bikes, and the park is fully fenced. The visitor info centre is next to the park and they have finally reopened the cafe there. It’s a good little park for all ages.

    • Reply December 31, 2016

      The Pavilion Flat playground i

      We visited the The Pavilion Flat playground on 31 December 2016 and were disappointed with the facilities for young kids. There was no slides or play equipment for toddlers in that side of the park.
      Please update your photos as it can be misleading.

  • That looks fabulous! And a tea room is always a plus!

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