Parramatta Park has two terrific playgrounds, Domain Creek and Paperbark Playground at Pavilion Flat. 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 Domain Creek playground and on the east is Paperbark Playground at Pavilion Flat.
Parramatta Park Playgrounds
O’Connell Street, Parramatta 2150
Paperbark Playground at Pavilion Flat
Paperbark Playground Pavilion Flat was completely updated with an opening in July 2019. We haven’t gone to take photos ourselves yet, so for the best description pop over to
There is a wide variety of play equipment and wonderful water and sand play at Paperbark.
Check out the equipment on this video.
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? Takeaway coffee and snacks are available too.
Domain Creek playground
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 Playgrounds – The Details
Nearest takeaway coffee: Yes, Gatehouse Tearoom
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 Paperbark 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
Parramatta Park Playgrounds Map
For more photos and info on the Paperbark Playground see this post on the Parraparents website.
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