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