Parks in Petersham

Brighton Street Reserve

Brighton Street, Petersham

  • Playground
  • BBQ and picnic area
  • Basketball

Marr Playground

Albert Street, Petersham

  • Playground
  • Rest area

Petersham Park

West, Brighton and Station Streets, Petersham

A historic and picturesque park in a quiet part of Petersham.

The cricket oval at the centre of the park is used for cricket in the summer months and baseball over winter. Cricket legend Donald Bradman scored his first century in grade cricket at Petersham Park as an 18 year old.

The Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre, reopened in 2014 after a major refurbishment, features an open-air 25 metre pool, and a splash desk and toddler pool with shade protection. The centre is open annually from the first weekend of October until the end of March.

Additional trial off leash area until April 2017

In addition to the permanent off-leash dog exercise area at Petersham Park, Council adopted a motion to implement a trial of an additional time-restricted off leash exercise area. Off-leash use will be allowed within the designated area between the hours of 6am to 9am and 5pm to 8pm during daylight savings time (4pm to 6pm during non-daylight savings time).

The on-site signage indicates where dogs are permitted on leash, off leash or prohibited (see the image linked below). An additional waste bag dispenser has been installed to support the trial.

The trial runs until the end of April 2017 followed by an evaluation process, the outcomes of which will be reported to Council to determine a longer term position.

Petersham and parts of the inner west are home to an endangered and protected population of long-nosed bandicoots. Council aims to balance dog owners' needs to exercise and socialise their dogs with the requirement to protect bandicoots that are under threat from dogs, cats and foxes. A trial of time restricted off leash use has potential to minimise conflicts with other park users and the endangered bandicoot population.

If you would like further information, please email

Quinn Playground

Elswick Street, Petersham

  • Playground

Terminus Street Reserve

Terminus Street, Petersham

Trafalgar Street Reserve

Trafalgar and Gordon Streets, Petersham


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