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Temporary closure Lake Parramatta swimming area 5-8 and 13 December 2022

City of Parramatta is undertaking geotechnical investigations at Lake Parramatta from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December and on Tuesday 13 December 2022. These works will inform the upgrades to the swimming area planned for 2023.

For safety, the swimming area will be closed to the public on these dates. 

More information:
For information about the works, visit our Lake Parramatta page

To learn about the proposed upgrades to Lake Parramatta visit participate.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/swim-area-upgrade and have your say before Wednesday 21 December 2022.

Contact us
Please call 1300 617 058 to speak with the Lake Parramatta team or email naturalresources@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Walkability for liveability

Walkability is recognised as one of the key aspects that make a city liveable.

Parramatta has many great destinations, local centres and distinct heritage and cultural experiences that all make it a great place to walk and cycle.

The City of Parramatta recognises the importance of walkability for liveability and we are seeking to create a safe, comfortable and interesting City for people to get active and connected.

The strategy is a long-term plan that will provide a network of high quality walking routes through our streets, open space and river corridors. Through public exhibition and engagement our community provided strong feedback and support for the project, its targets and objectives.
 

Walking trails construction notice

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Temporary closure Impeesa Reserve, 28 November to 23 December 2022
Pemulway Loop walking track closed

City of Parramatta has engaged specialist contractors to undertake upgrades at Impeesa Reserve, Winston Hills.  From 28 November to 23 December 2022, parts of the Pemulway Loop walking track will be closed, with detours in place. Work is expected to be completed, and the track re-opened to the public by December (subject to weather and site conditions). For more information, see the Impeesa Reserve project page.

 

 

Walking trails

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Lake Parramatta Reserve

Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 75ha bushland reserve only two kilometres from the Parramatta CBD.

You can access the entrance to the reserve from Lackey Street off of Bourke Street, in North Parramatta.

A number of formal tracks form a circuit around the edge of the lake, which was Parramatta's original water supply.

Read more about the reserve in the Lake Parramatta Reserve brochure

The Ponds Walk

The Ponds Walk is a 6.6km track that follows Ponds/Subiaco Creek from Eric Mobbs Memorial Park in Carlingford to Jim Crowgey Reserve in Rydalmere.

Read more about this trail in the the Ponds Walk brochure

Terrys Creek Walk

Terrys Creek Walk is a 2km track in Eastwood/Epping that allows walkers to experience Blue Gum High Forest.

Read more about this trail in the Terrys Creek Walk brochure

Parramatta River Walk

There are three walking trails along the Parramatta River:

Governor Phillip Walk

Historic Houses Walk

Lake Parramatta Walk

Discover water views with the Parramatta River Walk

Ryde Bridge to James Ruse Drive map

James Ruse Drive to Lake Parramatta map

Great West Walk

The Great West Walk is a 65km walking route stretching from Parramatta Park to the foot of the Blue Mountains. The walk traverses a varied landscape of protected Cumberland Plain woodland, local river systems, public parklands, Australia’s oldest architecture, some of Western Sydney’s most iconic urban landscapes. 

Find out more about the walk here.

Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy

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The City of Parramatta endorsed the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy aimed at improving walkability throughout the Parramatta Local Government Area and making people the priority in our streets.

The strategy is a long-term plan that will provide a network of high quality walking routes through our streets, open space and river corridors. Through public exhibition and engagement our community provided strong feedback and support for the project, its targets and objectives.

Other initiatives

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Also complementing the Parramatta Ways Walking Strategy are other initiatives that will make our city more walking and cycle friendly, such as the:

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with our Sustainable Transport Team on (02) 9806 5632 or at TransportPlanning@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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