Lake Parramatta Reserve and recreation area

With more than 70 hectares of bushland to explore and only two kilometres from the Parramatta CBD, a visit to Lake Parramatta is the perfect way to enjoy a sunny Sydney day by the water.

With the lake open for swimming from October each year, the Summer season is the time to shake winter off and reserve a spot by the water, with fully patrolled by lifeguards.

Hire your choice of boat from Parramatta Rowboats with kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, stand-up paddle boards and row boats on offer.

Take a stroll around one of three walking tracks, from She-oak track (1.5 kilometres-return) to the Banksia Track (2.4 kilometres-return), as well as the 4.2 kilometres Lake Circuit that winds its way around the periphery of the Lake.

Enjoy a Picnic, barbecue and the Playgrounds, pull up a patch of grass or choose a rock overlooking the water.

A significant place for the traditional owners of the land, evidence still remains of the regular usage of and occupation by the Aboriginal-Burramattagal clan within Lake Parramatta Reserve and Hunts Creek. Look out for shelter caves, hand-stencils, stone-flaking, tree scars and midden-deposits, as well as a Bushfoods Garden.

Nearby events

  1. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 22 February 2019 to Friday 03 May 2019 , Parramatta

    Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers. Come early and enjoy breakfast whilst you shop or…

    22 Feb - 03 May
  2. Drawing, Painting Classes for Adults

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Saturday 30 March 2019 , Parramatta

    Do you want to learn how to draw and paint as a hobby or even take your skill to a professional level? This is a less intensive and relaxed class suitable for hobbyists and those who would like to enjoy the experience of painting in a…

    23 Feb - 30 Mar