Parks in Birchgrove

Ballast Point Park
Ballast Point Park

Birchgrove Park
Birchgrove Park

Mort Bay Park
Mort Bay Park

Water Street Reserve
Water Street Reserve

Yurulbin Park
Yurulbin Park

Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Road, Birchgrove

This 2.6 hectare foreshore park offers walking paths, cycling access, and green picnic spots with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The site's history has been brought to live through art, design and poetry. The Aboriginal dual name for the park is Walama, meaning 'to return' and signifying the park's transformation from industrial use back to nature.

  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • BBQs
  • Contact the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for all bookings on (02) 9240 8861 or venuehire@shfa.nsw.gov.au

Birchgrove Park

The Terrace, Birchgrove

A park and sporting ground located on the harbour waterfront and surrounding the famous Birchgrove Oval. The oval is regarded as the spiritual birthplace of rugby league in Australia, having hosting the first professional match in 1908.

  • Birchgrove Oval: Cricket (summer), rugby league (winter), soccer (winter)
  • Cricket nets
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Views
  • Water's edge
  • Commercial fitness training permitted from 6am
  • Tennis court – for bookings phone (02) 9810 0110
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas

Mort Bay Park

Mort Street, Birchgrove

A popular park with open space areas, an all-abilities playground, and great harbour views. Originally the site of Mort's Dock, Australia's first large-scale dry dock built in 1854. The dock closed following a depression in 1958 and a decline in shipbuilding activity after the two world wars.

Water Street Reserve

Water Street, Birchgrove

A steep multi-tiered park with disabled access via a lift leading to Hopetoun Quay.

  • Rest area
  • Views
  • Water's edge

Yurulbin Park

Louisa Road (near Birchgrove ferry wharf), Birchgrove

A former shipbuilding site, restored into a beautiful and secluded native bushland reserve. An open lawn area and wooden viewing platform both offer views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Views
  • Water's edge

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