Pityarilla Park is a good spot in the city for anyone wanting some sports action. Whether you want to get some exercise, practice your skills, or play a full blown game, there are courts and fields here for you to enjoy. Bring along the family and enjoy the space for picnics or barbecues.
There are many courts at Pityarilla Park, but unfortunately most of them are not particularly useful. Some of the courts are under licence by St Aloysius College, but are free to be used when they are not being used by the school. Unfortunately these do not feature nets or hoops, so they are fairly useless of any games. Take advantage of these courts for games like four square, or practising your tennis or basketball skills by using them for serving, hitting, or dribbling. There is one court at Pityarilla Park that features a tennis court, basketball hoop, and netball net, all on the same court. While this is a bit inconvenient if there are multiple people wanting to use it, it is a good multi-use court to practice on.
Utilise the large open space at Pityarilla Park, where you can play soccer or footy, or just let the kids run around. This is a dog-leashed area, so you can bring along your dogs but they are not allowed off their leash. You could easily find a nice grassy spot at Pityarilla Park where you could set up a picnic blanket and enjoy some lunch.
The lunch facilities at Pityarilla Park include a barbecue area and picnic tables, so you can bring along some food and enjoy it in the parklands. This area is also right next door to the Marshmallow Playground, a fenced in area that children can safely enjoy. There are also toilet facilities nearby. Kids can still play outside of the playground, especially on the large wooden bridge which is great for inspiring imaginative play.
Pityarilla Park would be greatly improved if all of the available courts could be used, but it is still an eclectic place where you can play, exercise, or relax. There are things to do for people of all ages, and some nice areas of the Parklands to see.
Head here for a map of the parklands and some more things to do in the area.