Henson Park

Proposed Henson Park grandstand redevelopment

The following FAQs have been developed to provide answers to key community questions about the proposed redevelopment of the park grandstand and supporting amenities at Henson Park:

Frequently asked questions


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. Council purchased the site and drained and filled the 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). It also hosts AFL matches.


General Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Changerooms
  • Canteen
  • Floodlights


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

  • Off-leash dog exercise permitted within designated areas.
  • NOTE - that during ticketed rugby league games, dogs are ONLY permitted on leash and during ticketed AFLW games dogs are NOT permitted.

Henson Park Dog Map

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Page last updated: 09 Mar 2023