Parramatta Park

World Heritage Listed Parramatta Park is a must see for visitors to Sydney.

Colonists, convict and free, were first successful in growing sufficient food to feed themselves here. The park was too attractive to be reserved for cropping for long and was used by successive Governors as respite from the stresses of running a very large open air prison. Following a determined public campaign, the area was gazetted a People's Park in 1858.

Ever since then the parklands have been Parramatta's backyard!

There are two fun playgrounds and children can ride safely on the sealed off-road area. Tucked in beside the Macquarie Street entrance is a large formal rose garden which contains a rare collection of heritage roses.

History enthusiasts will want to take the curator's tour of the convict built, 18th century dairy building. Check out the park's web site for booking information and other events and festivals.

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Nearby events

  1. Longines Golden Slipper Day

    Saturday 18 March 2017 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , Parramatta

    The pinnacle day of the 2018 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Longines Golden Slipper Day. This is Rosehill Garden’s biggest day of Group One racing, headlined by the world’s richest two year old race, the Group One AUD3.5 million Longines…

    18 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Tragedy and Triumph Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018 , Parramatta

    Tragedy and Triumph exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum continues the Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed marriage ceremonies for …

    25 Mar - 14 Dec