Sydney Park

After dropping my parents at Sydney Airport, we decided to visit Sydney Park at St Peters. The park is approximately two kilometres north of the airport. We arrived at 7.30am and at first glance there did not seem to be much here, but when we walked up the hill WOW! The park is massive, in fact, 44 hectares of rolling parklands, which is criss-crossed with paths.

The park is perched in the inner city of Sydney and is surrounded with high rise units and industry. This is where parklands meets industrial, meets inner-city living.

This year Sydney Park is celebrating its 21st birthday. The park was originally a brick works, and the only visible signs of the brickworks are four chimneys and the kilns on the north western corner of the park. After the brickworks were closed, the area became a waste disposal site known as St Peter’s Tip.

When walking around the park you do not feel like you are in the inner city, it is so peaceful and the trees and hills block the view of the roads. The park has large interlinked lakes that have a variety of bird life. The many paths make navigating around the park extremely easy, whether you’re jogging, walking or cycling. The highest point in the park has views of the city skyline and the surrounding suburbs.

Dogs in Sydney Park

Sydney Park is an off-leash dog park and to mysurprise, there were dogs everywhere, and they were having so much fun. There were people walking their dogs, jogging with their dogs, having a coffee at the kiosk with their dogs and talking to other people with dogs. It was a real social event, and all the dogs were so well behaved. It was lovely to see that dogs could enjoy some freedom off their leads.

Sydney Park Playground

The children’s playground at Sydney Park is unbelievable. The playground will keep the children occupied for hours. There are large sandpits, swings and spacenets for climbing. The slippery dips are built into the hill, between the slides is a soft climbing wall, and this eliminates the worry of children falling off the slippery dip.  There is also a small suspension bridge, that is suspended over a soft rocky flooring that the children can climb over. The playground is wheelchair friendly and accessible by wheelchair.

Children’s Bike Track

Sydney Park has a fantastic bike track for children which consists of miniature roads, working traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and streets signs. An ideal place for children to ride their bikes and learn road safety.


There is a kiosk where you can purchase coffee, tea and cold drinks, sandwiches, pies, sausages rolls, cakes, ice cream and much more. The kiosk offers a covered area with tables and chairs, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Entry, Parking, Transport and Directions

Entry and parking are free, there are two carparks and street parking. There is also transport by  train and bus services to Sydney Park, with the train station a bare 100 metres away.

Kerry – Parks in Sydney.

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  1. I lived in Sydney for 9 years and didn’t even know that park was there. It looks wonderful.
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  2. Hi Tania
    I was really surprised, and the atmosphere at the park was wonderful. It was hard to imagine where all the dogs came from, there were so many units.

  3. What a wonderful article about Sydney Park to share with others. Lovely to learn about this beautiful part of this city.
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  4. Thanks Lina, This park was so surprising, I was really impressed and great for children.

  5. I’ve never been to Sydney Park or even Sydney before but this park sure sounds like an interesting place to relax and take a day off. Might visit it one day when I get to Sydney myself. Great article! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks Wilson, It is a pretty impressive park. I can’t wait to take my dogs. It would have been ideal when my girls were young. I will have to wait for the grandchildren.

  7. Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for sharing information about Sydney Park. I haven’t been to this park before – it looks and sounds wonderful. The children’s play area looks amazing!
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  8. Jenny Locke says:

    What a brilliant park. This must be really popular on school holidays and weekends.
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  9. A great article. I have the kids wanting me to take them there for the kids cycling track. Only reason I haven’t in the past is because I wasn’t 100% sure where it was.
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  10. Hi Padraig

    Your children would love it, the bike track is next to the car park in Sydney Park Road. They will also love the children’s playground.

  11. Hi Jan

    The park is amazing and there is something there for all the family, including the families dog.

  12. Hi Jenny

    We were there at 7.30am on a Saturday morning and it was overcast and there were people and dogs everywhere. I can only imagine it would be very popular in school holidays and weekends.

  13. Sydney Park looks fantastic and its great for people to be able to take their dogs and let them run free. Very social for everybody.
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  14. Kerry, Sydney Park sounds awesome. Having lived in Sydney for years, I can’t believe that I didn’t even know that it existed. Definitely one that I’ll be taking the children to.
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  15. Hi Hilary,

    This was the first time I visited the park and I was so impressed. If I had young children I would be packing up the bikes and taking them to the bike track, amazing. I am not sure how busy it gets, because we were there early in the morning.

  16. Hi Jackie

    It was wonderful to see all the dogs being able to have some freedom off their leads. I plan to take my two dogs there, the only problem is it is not close to home.


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