Several shelters at Parramatta Park are available for use, free of charge, on a first-come-first-serve basis. There are also seven shelters available for hire. For more information, see Hire a Venue.
There are 14 barbecues in the Park, which are available, free of charge, for small gatherings. These cannot be reserved and picnickers are asked to consider others waiting their turn by cleaning the barbecues thoroughly and clearing the space in a timely manner.
BYO gas barbecues are permitted in the Park. Barbecues using heat beads or charcoal are also permitted, except in periods of Total Fire Ban (see below). Used heat beads must be cooled and taken home.
During Total Fire Ban periods, only the Park’s fixed barbecues or enclosed gas barbecues are permitted for use. Heat bead or charcoal barbecues are not permitted on Total Fire Ban days. Please check the NSW Rural Fire Service website for Total Fire Ban status updates.
There are two playgrounds at Parramatta Park: a small playground ideal for younger children, near the pedestrian entry at the George Street Gatehouse and the newer Domain Creek playground, opposite the Queens Road Gatehouse, on the Westmead side of the park. For more information, see Things to Do.
Toilets: Public toilets are located in the Park and include accessible toilets. See Parramatta Park map.
Parramatta Park Trust endeavours to recycle waste where possible. Visitors are asked to use the bins provided or take their rubbish home.