Ballast Point Park

This 2.6-hectare park offers walking paths, access for cyclists and green picnic spots with incredible views of Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Ballast Point Road, Birchgrove


One of the park's most interesting features is the way the site's history has been brought to life for visitors through design, art and poetry, including:

  • Tank 101: a structure to symbolise the site's working harbour history
  • Delicate Balance: an artwork that represents the use of sandstone from the site as ballast for European ships.

Aboriginal history has been recognised in a dual name for the park – Walama – which means 'to return' and highlights the area's transformation from industrial use back to nature.

Although this park is situated within Inner West Council area, contact Property NSW for all bookings on (02) 9240 8872 or


  • Toilets
  • BBQs
  • Water's edge
  • Scenic harbour views
  • Dogs on leash

Security and maintenance requests

Information regarding security and maintenance requests is available by telephone 1300 275 223 (1300 2 PLACE) or email

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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2021