Parks and playgrounds

Inner West Council's parks provide recreation and relaxation for people of all ages. They include parks large and small, children's playgrounds, off-leash dog exercise areas, foreshore areas along Sydney Harbour and the Cooks River, picnic areas and native wetlands.

Council is responsible for the planning, design, maintenance and improvement of its parks and playgrounds.

Parks and playgrounds by suburb

Book a park

Select a suburb of the park or sporting ground you wish to book:

Inner West Council – Ashfield

For booking enquiries for parks and sporting grounds in Ashfield, Croydon, Haberfield or Summer Hill, please contact Council on 9716 1800.

Inner West Council – Leichhardt

  • To book a park or reserve for a wedding, party or picnic, please contact Council on 9367 9222, fax 9367 9111, or email
  • To book a sporting ground for a sporting activity, corporate or charity event, please contact Council on 9367 9281 or email

A minimum of one week is required to confirm a park or sporting ground booking. Tentative bookings cannot be made.

Payment must accompany the fully completed Park and Sporting Ground Casual Hire Form. Please use only one method of communication to submit a booking (email is preferred).

Inner West Council – Marrickville

If you would like to book a park for a party, venue for a function, or a sporting ground for a sports event or training, please use Council's online booking system to submit your request.

Please note all bookings require a lead time of 5 business days prior to the first booking date. Paper booking forms will no longer be accepted.

Visit this page for all relevant hiring information (you will be redirected to the Inner West Council Marrickville legacy website).


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