Parramatta park is a must visit for Sydney tourists and residents. This huge park covers 85 hectares of area and is located in the Parramatta suburb in Sydneys west. The park area includes sites like the Old Government House, The Dairy Cottage, Parramatta Observatory site, cultural and natural heritage areas that includes approximately 10 hectares of remnant Cumberland Plain vegetation, waterways and grasslands.
The park has lots of historical attractions to see (interested people can opt for the curator's tour) and plenty of vegetation also. The park also provides a habitat for native wildlife and birdlife. There are two fun playgrounds that kids can ride safely, on the sealed off-road area. Apart from that there are plenty picnic and barbeque areas and sporting fields allowing groups to enjoy a game of cricket or football or just enjoy a picnic. The Park's circuit road is used for road training by cyclists including a dedicated Triathlon club and runners. Tucked in beside the Macquarie Street entrance is a large formal rose garden which contains a rare collection of heritage and species roses.
The park hosts events like Australia Day celebrations and other major community events. In January the park is playing venue for a 2 hour free concert by an Indian musician A R Rahman, who is popular for his song 'Jai Ho' in the movie slumdog millionaire.
Parramatta park is located near Parramatta stadium on O'Connell Street and the suburb is easy to reach by train and bus. There is also ferry service to Parramatta. The park is located quite close to the station and the bus stand and is a short walk. You can check out more details on how to get to the park here.
Parramatta Park offers a relaxing and picturesque setting for families and community groups to enjoy a day outdoors.