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.

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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 Tea Rooms at the entrance to Parramatta Park, check out the website here. And here’s a photo from that website, isn’t the building lovely?



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

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Fabulous swing for all abilities at Domain Creek

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

Parramatta Park Playground – The Details

Nearest takeaway coffee: There are two cafes within the Park.  Read an excellent review of the Parramatta Park Cafe over on Little Munch.

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: Parramatta Swimming Centre is very close , 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