Tempe Lands


Off South Street, Tempe (up the hill adjacent to the golf driving range)


Tempe Lands was the site of a shale quarry in the 1920s, a greyhound racing track in the 1940s, and then a rubbish tip until the mid-1970s.

In 2004 the then-Marrickville Council began extensive work to remediate the site, and one year later it was reopened as new parklands featuring a golf driving range, a fenced off-leash dog exercise area, walking paths and wetlands.

The wetlands have since become a thriving haven for native wildlife. Local volunteer group Tempe Birdos meets monthly to survey bird life and other fauna in the wetlands. In 2017 the group recorded their 100th bird species sighting.


  • Tempe Golf Driving Range (open 9am to 9pm weekdays, 8am to 8pm weekends)
  • Wetland area and walking paths
  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas and times
  • Natural Area – Transition Sydney turpentine ironbark forest wetlands complex


Dogs off leash area

Tempe Dog Off Leash map

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Page last updated: 25 Nov 2022