Parks and playgrounds

When in parks, users should exercise caution including social distancing. Use of hand sanitiser or wipes is recommended.

Find out more information about Council’s Coronavirus response plan here

 

Council has many beautiful parks and facilities that can be booked for events

For booking information please read the details below.

Park bookings application form

Park and Sporting Ground (casual hire) application form (PDF 656.3KB)

Park and Sporting Ground (casual hire) application form (DOCX 154.3KB)

For casual one-off weddings, parties or picnics in Parks or Reserves

For casual one-off weddings, parties or picnics in parks or reserves please direct any enquiries and/or completed application forms to parkbookings@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

 

For casual hire of sporting grounds 

For casual hire of sporting grounds for sporting activities, corporate, charity or school events direct any enquiries and/or completed application forms to parks@innerwest.nsw.gov.au NOTE: the 30 people rule does not apply here. You MUST make a booking to use a sporting ground.

Terms of service

Casual bookings of parks and reserves will be managed in accordance with Council's Events in Parks Policy and Events in Parks Guidelines, both of which can be accessed below:

Events in Parks Policy (PDF 590.3KB) Events in Parks Policy (DOCX 151.4KB)

Events in Parks Guidelines (PDF 522.3KB) Events in Parks Guidelines (DOCX 179.5KB)

Please note:

Tentative bookings cannot be made

Park bookings need to be confirmed with Council no less than one (1) week prior to the event.

  • Park Casual Events (under 30 people) – bookings are not required (unless you wish to bring an entertainment or amusement device, such as jumping castle, petting zoo, bubble soccer for example, into the park). This is for Parks ONLY. Sporting Grounds always require a booking no matter how many people you have attending,
  • Park Minor Events (30 to 500 people) - the Park and Sporting Ground (casual hire) application form must be submitted.
  • Park Major Events (over 500 people) require the following:
    - The Park and Sporting Ground (casual hire) application form must be submitted to Council at least four (4) weeks in advance. 
    - If a Section 68 Application or Development Application is required, the application must be submitted to Council at least six (6) months in advance.
    - If an approval for traffic and/or parking management is required from the Traffic Committee, the application must be submitted to Council at least three (3) months in advance.

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Page last updated: 30 Nov 2020