City of Parramatta Council plays a significant role in the provision of open space parks and outdoor recreation.
We provides hubs for the community to engage with each other, and promotes physical activity and social inclusion.
We manage bookings for over 80 playing fields and hard courts all up.
More than 100 sports clubs and associations, with over 10,000 participants use our sports fields and facilities every year.
We have in demand space that needs to be well regulated and maintained to ensure that we can continue to provide high quality, safe and reliable fields and facilities for use throughout the year.
Synthetic sporting fields
We hope you enjoy your time using Council’s synthetic sporting fields, to maximise the use and performance of the fields, visitors and users are required to abide by the following conditions when using the field:
- no smoking
- no chewing gum
- no food and drinks other than water
- no glass or sharp objects
- no BBQs/ fires
- no dogs/ animals
- no heavy items, including exercise equipment
- no pegs and stakes
- no tables and chairs
- no vehicles, including cars and bikes
Recommended: Moulded studs or dimpled astroturf trainers.
Prohibited: Metal studs
Not recommended: Flat-soled trainers as they flatten the synthetic grass, causing long-term damage.
Seasonal hire(Back to top)
City of Parramatta's sports fields are available to sporting clubs on a seasonal basis.
Clubs expression of interest
Before the start of each season, clubs must express their interest in hiring a field at one of Council's sportsground allocation meetings.
If successful, each club must sign a licence agreement where they agree to abide by the terms and conditions of hire.
With the increasing demand for the use of City of Parramatta's sporting grounds from current clubs, Council is unable to guarantee the availability of grounds to newly formed clubs or the possibility of increasing an existing club's allocation.
Seasonal dates differ from year to year however they are generally based on the following:
- Winter: early April to first week of September
- Summer: mid-September to second last/last week of March.
Seasonal changeover period
Between each season City of Parramatta requires a minimum of two weeks to carry out necessary maintenance works, such as:
- removing/erecting goal posts
- uncovering/covering cricket pitches
Casual hire(Back to top)
City of Parramatta's parks and reserves provide a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in a wide range of social, recreational, community and cultural activities.
Parks and reserves are available for hire on a casual basis. Prices and permits vary depending on the park and/or reserve and the type of activity.
Playgrounds, BBQ and picnic facilities
Please be advised that playgrounds and BBQ/picnic facilities cannot be reserved.
BBQ and picnic facilities are available for social gatherings for free for groups of 50 people or under on a first come first served basis.
Users are responsible for cleaning the hotplates after use, out of respect for the next users.
To ensure community land is managed effectively and safeguarded against potential damage, user conflict and any adverse effects to the residential amenity, any organised activity in City of Parramatta's parks and reserves require the express permission from Council's booking office.
School hire(Back to top)
Both local and non-local schools wanting to use Council's sports fields for school sport must book online here.
For schools looking to hold a school athletics carnival, Barton Park is the most suitable location and an application form must be submitted for Council's assessment.