Sporting grounds by suburb

Annandale

Cohen Park

Hutchinson Street, Annandale

Cohen Park has two junior football grounds, one junior cricket ground and two multi-purpose courts.

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Ashfield Park

Corner Orpington Street and Parramatta Road, Ashfield

A spacious, leafy park. The Ashfield War Memorial, located in the park, was originally unveiled in 1921 and commemorates Australians who served and died in conflict.

  • Ashfield Bowling Club
  • Children's play area
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ
  • Sporting field

Hammond Park

Frederick Street, Ashfield

The field at Hammond Park is used for soccer in winter and cricket in summer. The tennis court is free to use (no booking required) and open with lighting until 10pm.

Ashfield's first cricket ground was established on this site in 1875. It was owned by a local butcher who leased the land, and later sold it, to Ashfield Cricket Club. In 1910 it was bought by the then-Ashfield Council and soon afterwards renamed Hammond Park after Mark J Hammond, former mayor and MP.

  • Sporting field
  • Playground
  • Tennis court (no booking required, open until 10pm)
  • Toilets

Pratten Park

Arthur Street, Ashfield

  • Playground
  • Sporting field
  • Grandstand
  • Pratten Park Bowling Club (phone 02 9798 7489)
  • Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association
  • Thirning Villa, home of Council's Artist in Residence and the Ashfield & District Historical Society.

Birchgrove Back to suburb list

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

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Camperdown Park

Mallett, Fowler, Pidcock and Australia Streets, Camperdown

Camperdown Park is large, leafy park offering a range of facilities and activities. The park received a $3.1 million upgrade in 2016 with a new playground for younger and older children, a refurbishment of the basketball courts, a new amenities building, new pathways and lighting, and new trees and gardens.

The former Camperdown Bowling Club was reopened in 2016 as Camperdown Commons and features an urban farm, restaurant, community lawn, kids' play space, and spaces for hire.

Council's own Chrissie Cotter Gallery is situated on Pidcock Street (underneath the tennis courts) and hosts artist exhibitions and cultural events.

  • Sporting ground
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts – phone (02) 8752 7511 for bookings
  • Toilets
  • Playground for children of all ages
  • Rotunda

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Centenary Park

Lang, Church and Queen Streets, Croydon 

Centenary Park has two playing fields catering for summer and winter sports, as well as a basketball court, a playground and a children's bike track.

For summer the park has two cricket areas with synthetic wickets, as well as two cricket nets available throughout the year. For winter the park has two full-size soccer fields with two mini-fields in between.

  • Sporting fields: cricket (summer, artificial wicket), soccer (winter)
  • Playground
  • Children's bike path
  • Picnic area
  • Basketball court
  • Cricket nets

Dulwich Hill Back to suburb list

Arlington Recreation Reserve

Williams Parade, Dulwich Hill

  • Sporting ground: Soccer (synthetic field)
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms

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Ramsay and Empire Streets, Haberfield

Algie Park has a playing field catering for summer and winter sports, as well as a children's playground.

  • Sporting field: Cricket (summer, turf wicket), soccer (winter)
  • Children's playground
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms

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Blackmore Oval

Canal Road, Leichhardt

Blackmore Oval is situated on Canal Road in Leichhardt. It is home to one of the oldest junior rugby league club in Australia, Leichhardt Wanderers, which was formed in 1911.

Lambert Park

Marion Street, Leichhardt

Lambert Park is a purpose built soccer stadium and the home ground of the APIA Leichhardt Tigers Football Club. The sporting ground itself runs east to west, rather than the usual north to south. There are two main stands on either side of the playing surface. The southern stand has dressing room facilities, a social club with views of the game, and press and media facilities.

For more information contact APIA Leichhardt Tigers F.C. at admin@apiatigers.com or phone 9572 6888.

  • Sporting ground: Association football (soccer)
  • Toilets
  • Floodlighting
  • Canteen
  • Change rooms

Lilyfield Back to suburb list

Balmain Road Sporting Ground (Callan Park)

This ground is available for sporting clubs and community use. The ground consists of one full-sized association football (soccer) ground.

  • Full-sized soccer field
  • Commercial fitness training permitted
  • Toilets
  • Drinking fountain
  • Floodlighting
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted; dogs must be on a leash during organised sporting and fitness events

Glover Street Sporting Ground (Callan Park)

This ground has senior and junior baseball facilities and well as a junior AFL ground. It has two senior association football (soccer) grounds.

  • Sporting grounds – baseball (summer), soccer (winter) and AFL (winter)
  • Commercial fitness training permitted
  • Toilets
  • Drinking fountain
  • Views
  • Water's edge
  • Floodlighting
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted; dogs must be on a leash during organised sporting and fitness events

Leichhardt Park

Between Lilyfield Road and Glover Street, Lilyfield

Leichhardt Park is an expansive park on the Iron Cove foreshore. The Bay Run, a popular foreshore circuit for bike riders and walkers, runs through the park. It includes a regional playground and a outdoor fitness station for seniors, the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, and a number of sporting grounds including the iconic Leichhardt Oval.

  • Sporting grounds:
    • Leichhardt Oval: Rugby league, rugby union, soccer, filming
    • Leichhardt Oval No. 2: Rugby league, rugby union
    • Leichhardt Oval No. 3: Two junior soccer fields (winter)
  • Playground
  • Toilets (at Leichhardt Oval No. 2 on Glover Street)
  • Picnic tables
  • Drinking fountain
  • Parking
  • Pontoon
  • Views
  • Water's edge
  • Swimming (at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre)
  • Commercial fitness training permitted (except on fitness equipment, which is for the general public use only)
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas and times

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Henson Park

Centennial Street, Marrickville. Other entries from Sydenham Road and Woodland Street 

Henson Park is a multi-purpose sporting ground with a storied history.

It was the site of a brick pit until 1918, and its closure left an immense water hole which became a public danger. Marrickville Council purchased the site and undertook the task of draining and filling the immense hole, providing relief work for hundreds of people during the Great Depression.

The ground was officially opened in 1933. Soon afterwards it hosted the cycling events and the closing ceremony of the 1938 British Empire Games, the forerunner to today's Commonwealth Games.

Henson Park is the home ground of Newtown Rugby League Football Club (the Jets), who compete in the NSW Cup competition and draw large crowds for home games. It also hosts AFL matches, including the annual Community Cup charity match.

HJ Mahoney Memorial Park

570 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Mackey Park

Richardsons Crescent and Carrington Road, Marrickville

  • Sporting ground
  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • BBQ and sheltered picnic area
  • Cooks River Cycle Path
  • Concordia Club (phone 9554 7388)
  • River Canoe Club of NSW

Marrickville Park

Livingstone Road and Frazer Street, Marrickville

McNeilly Park

Jersey Street, Marrickville

Steel Park

531-565 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

  • Debbie and Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre
  • Sporting ground
  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • BBQ and covered picnic area
  • Waterplay Park (open early October to late March)
  • Cooks River Cycle Path

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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.

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Easton Park

Denison Street, Rozelle

Easton Park was proclaimed as a park by the Governor of NSW on Friday 9 May 1890. The land was originally part of a grant made to William Balmain in 1800. It is a great recreational facility for the community with a sporting ground and a popular playground.

King George Park

Manning Street, Rozelle

King George Park is a fantastic foreshore park located next to the Iron Cove Bridge. The Bay Run curves past the outside of the sporting ground and follows the harbour. There is something for everyone here, including an outdoor fitness station.

  • Sporting grounds: athletics (summer), women's 6-a-side soccer (summer), rugby league (winter), soccer (winter)
  • Accessible toilets
  • Playground
  • Parking
  • Floodlighting
  • Canteen
  • Change rooms
  • BBQs
  • Drinking fountain
  • Pontoon
  • Views
  • Water's edge
  • Commercial fitness training permitted (except on fitness equipment, which is for the general public use only)
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas and times

St Peters Back to suburb list

Camdenville Park

May Street (parking on Council Street near Goodsell Street), St Peters

  • Sporting ground
  • Toilets
  • Playground

Tempe Back to suburb list

Tempe Recreation Reserve

Holbeach Avenue, Tempe (access via Bay Street from the Princes Highway)

  • Robyn Webster Indoor Sports Centre
  • Jets Sports Club
  • Cooks River Motor Boat Club
  • Sporting grounds (soccer and cricket)
  • Netball courts
  • Cricket nets
  • Toilets
  • Playground with shade
  • BBQ and sheltered picnic area
  • Cooks River Cycleway

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