Picnic and play
The perfect day out with friends and family
Parramatta Park is the perfect place to gather with family and friends for a picnic. With plenty of green open space, you can choose a pretty spot anyway in the Park to lay down your picnic rug. We also have two playground areas to keep the children entertained.
You can bring your own supplies and set at any convenient spot in the Park. Visit the places to go section to explore the different locations in the Park.
Need a barbecue? They are located around the West Domain section of the Park (near the Domain Creek Playground and close to Railway Parade), Pavilion Flat and the Picnic Ground.
For a more formal approach, you can book one of our picnic shelters, which have tables and seating and are covered to protect your guests from the sun. See book a picnic shelter for all the details and to check availability
Our new inclusive playground, in the historic Gardens Precinct near the George Street Gatehouse, is ideal for children and toddlers. It features the very latest in innovative playground equipment as well as traditional favourites like swings and a carousel which kids with varied mobility, including wheelchair users, can enjoy. The centre piece is an ‘explorer dome’ – a huge maze made of nets, ropes, ladders and tubes that older children can climb through and balance on. ‘Softfall’ pavements cover the playground floor and there’s plenty of seats for parents and carers.
Domain Creek Playground
On the Westmead side of the Park opposite the Queens Road Gatehouse, the Domain Creek Playground is spread out over a large area, where there’s plenty of room to run around, explore and enjoy the equipment. Suitable for all ages, it has a flying fox, slides, swings, trampolines, a water pump, sand diggers and more.