Henson Park


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.


  • Rugby League (winter)
  • AFL (winter)

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 and times

Henson Park Dog Map

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Page last updated: 14 May 2021