Getting to the Park
Parramatta Park is on the western edge of the Parramatta CBD and is an easy walk from Parramatta and Westmead railway stations or the Rivercat terminal. If you are on foot, the best entry points are from O'Connell, Pitt, Macquarie and George Streets on the eastern boundary; Queens Road and Park Avenue to the west and Great Western Highway to the South.
The Parramatta Shuttle Bus is a free transport solution that connects tourists, residents and commuters to the commercial, retail and recreational landmarks of the city. It runs every 10 minutes, seven days a week.
The bus operates on a continuous loop around the city centre, with three stops near Parramatta Park:
Stop 3 (Macquarie Street West near the Jessie Street Centre) – a short walk to the main Park gate, ideal for the Rumsey Rose Garden, Gatehouse Tea Rooms and Old Government House.
Stop 4 (O'Connell Street) - ideal for the Crescent event space, Old Kings Oval, Government Farm and areas on the northern riverbank.
Stop 5 (Leagues Club on O'Connell Street) - to access the park via the Buttons Bridge across the Parramatta River.
Parramatta Park is a short walk from both Parramatta and Westmead train stations. Refer to Transport NSW to plan your trip.
Parramatta Park is a short walk from the Charles Street wharf along pleasant riverside walking paths. Refer to Transport NSW to plan your trip.
The Parramatta bus terminal is located next to the Parramatta train station in Darcy and Argyle Streets. Refer to Transport NSW to plan your trip.
We encourage visitors to catch public transport but recognise that many people do drive to Parramatta Park. We therefore manage the limited parking within the park to benefit all visitors.
Ensure you only travel in the designated vehicle lane (far right of the roadway).
Always be aware of pedestrians and cyclists using the shared internal roadway.
Never park, or stop temporarily in either the cycle or pedestrian lanes on the shared roadway.
Only park in designated parking areas and marked bays.
Be aware of the time limits that apply to each marked parking bay.
Never park, or stop temporarily in either the cycle or pedestrian lanes on the shared internal roadway.
There are a number of accessible parking spots located throughout the park for visitors with limited mobility.
Parramatta Park operates two long-stay paid car parks. Vehicles must only park in marked bays and must clearly display a valid parking ticket on the car dashboard. Each car park has multiple ticket machines accepting coins or credit card payments.
Parking fees collected go directly towards maintaining the landscape, facilities and historic assets of Parramatta Park and providing services to our community.
O'Connell Street Car Park
Long-stay parking (maximum 10 hours): $11.
Short-stay parking: $3 per hour.
Bowling Green Car Park - located near the Gatehouse Tea Rooms and Rumsey Rose Garden.
Long-stay parking (maximum 10 hours): $12.
Short-stay parking: $3 per hour.
Temporary Parking Changes
On occasion there may be temporary interruptions to usual parking operations due to major events or park improvement projects. These may result in no parking availability within Parramatta Park. For the latest information or updates on events and other impacts, please check our Notices or sign up to receive our Parramatta Park eNewsletter.
All passenger vehicles in excess of three tonnes require a valid Bus Access Permit to enter Parramatta Park. The Park’s roads are shared spaces with lanes for cars, bicycles and pedestrians: please exercise caution and follow road safety rules.
Bus access permits can be downloaded free of charge, and must be completed and displayed clearly on the dashboard of the vehicle at all times. Please ensure that you read and comply with the conditions of use and report any damages caused by your bus to the Trust on 9895 7500 or 0419 122 763.