World heritage-listed Parramatta Park is 87 hectares of green open space featuring historic sites and attractions, sports fields and ovals, established gardens and remnant bushland, picnic spots and playgrounds, memorials and monuments, waterways and wildlife, cycleways and walking tracks.
The Crescent is the Park’s natural amphitheatre and hosts major concerts, music festivals and iconic events, including Sydney Symphony Under the Stars. The Crescent once framed a small billabong on the bank of the Parramatta River. It is a site of national significance for its association with Aboriginal people and early colonial farmers and graziers.
Parramatta Park is managed by Greater Sydney Parklands, the city-wide voice for Greater Sydney’s urban parks, which oversees more than 6,000 hectares of parklands across Sydney and hosts over 40 million visits each year.
The priority for Greater Sydney Parklands is to:
• Develop new ways to involve Sydneysiders in meeting local community needs
• To expand, connect and improve public green space and parklands
• To reinforce Sydney’s global reputation as a ‘city within a park’.
In partnership with communities, state and federal government agencies, and local councils, we will champion the NSW Government’s 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands.