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NOTICE OF FIRE BAN: The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has issued a TOTAL FIRE BAN for the Greater Sydney Region for Sunday 29 November 2020. This means no fires in the Park including coal and gas-fire barbecues and all fire permits are suspended.

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What we are doing in response to Covid-19

Updated 5 November 2020

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our priority. 

We are closely checking and responding to NSW Health advice in this rapidly changing environment and will keep you updated as health restrictions are eased.

Parramatta Park is open and we are monitoring visitor numbers and behaviour daily to make sure we continue to provide a quality experience for everyone.

If COVID-19 numbers increase and social distancing becomes difficult, we will consider making the Park pedestrian-only and closing playgrounds again if necessary.

Here is the latest advice (effective from Thursday 5 November 2020):

  • Exercise is permitted with safe social distancing (1.5m) and groups up to 30 people.
  • Playgrounds and outdoor equipment are open but to be used with caution. You must practise safe social distancing (1.5m), good hand hygiene and limit gatherings to 30 people.
  • Picnics and outdoor social gatherings of up to 30 people with social distancing (1.5m) are allowed.
  • Most cafes and food outlets in the Park are now open, with restrictions in place.
  • All major events are cancelled.
  • Community sporting activities, including training sessions, may recommence. 
    • Where the activities involve more than 30 participants, the organiser must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and the Trust will need to approve the plan prior to booking. 
    • Participants include players, people who are training, officials and spectators. 
    • The maximum number of participants at a community sporting activity must not exceed 500 participants.
    • Commercial fitness groups and personal trainers must obtain a permit to operate in the Park
  • Weddings: for booking inquiries, please contact the Trust to discuss your arrangements on (02) 9895 7500 or email;  info@ppt.nsw.gov.au.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for details. For more information, see the NSW Government rules on what you can and can't do.


Be COVID-19 safe

To keep yourself and others safe, remember to:

  • Use playground or exercise equipment with caution.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser solution (minimum 60% alcohol) or wipes when using public facilities including playgrounds, shelters, barbecues and toilets.
  • Practise social distancing of 1.5 metres and do not gather in groups of more than 30 people, including children. Please be considerate of others and give them space on paths, tracks and in the parks.
  • Practise cough and sneeze hygiene by covering your nose and mouth with your elbow. Tissues should be placed in bins provided.
  • Stay home and get tested if you are unwell.
  • If you have recently returned from overseas or have had close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days. See NSW Health COVID-19 website for more details.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app today.   


Park staff and contractors

Park staff are required to practise social distancing and will be keeping a close eye on visitors to ensure the Health Orders are followed.

Staff will also follow hygiene rules, stay home if they feel unwell and self-isolate if they have recently returned from overseas or have come in close or casual contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

NSW Police have declared that they will be officially monitoring and enforcing Government protocols, supported by Park staff when necessary.


Venue closures and changes

The following venues will be OPEN to the public until further notice:

Please check directly with the venues if you have any questions about their operating hours or services.


For more information

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us via: info@ppt.nsw.gov.au

Notification of changed traffic conditions in Parramatta Park

Notification of changed traffic conditions with restrictions to vehicular traffic and access in Parramatta Park will take place on Monday 30 November.  

Cars will enter the Park via the Pitt Street Gate (Parramatta) entrance and exit from the Queens Road Gate, Park Avenue (Westmead). Cars will not be permitted to vehicle access beyond Queens Road Gate exit.

Please note: access to Old Government House remains unaffected. 

Thank you for your understanding while this important improvement work is carried out. 

Murray Gardens amenities buiding

The brand new Murray Gardens toilets including accessible facilities is now open to the public. 

Sports facilities get a boost 

This autumn sees the first stages of a three-year, $3M project to improve youth sports facilities in the Park.

Thanks to a NSW Government grant, grass surfaces at the West Domain, Cattle Paddocks, Coleman Oval and Old Kings Oval are being top-dressed to improve playability and resilience.  Future plans include more grass work, irrigation systems and new cricket wickets.

The fields will remain open during this work but we advise Park visitors to be careful after wet weather. This round of works will be completed by the first week of June, weather permitting. There are no expected pathway or road closures during this time. 


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