Henson Park

Description

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 animmense water hole which became a public danger. Council purchased the site and  drained and filled theimmense hole, providing relief work for hundreds of people during theGreat Depression.

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

Henson Park is the home ground of Newtown Rugby League Football Club(the Jets) It also hosts AFL matches.

Sports 

  • Rugby League (winter)
  • AFL (winter)

General Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Changerooms
  • Canteen
  • Floodlights

Location

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

  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas and times

Henson Park Dog Map

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Page last updated: 20 Nov 2018