City Sports and Training Fields
Below is a listing of the parks and training fields located close to the Parramatta CBD. They offer a collection of athletic equipment, running tracks, hoops, pitches and throwing cages, and are used by personal training groups, schools, athletic associations, dog walkers, residents and visitors.
A full listing of parks and open spaces can be found at Parramatta Council's website.
Barton ParkBarton Park located in Gladstone Road, North Parramatta was formally used as a quarry. Now Barton Park provides sporting fields, picnic shelters, children's playgrounds, athletic facilities (long jump pit, throwing cages, and running track) which is suitable for both athletes and the family.
For further information on Barton Park please contact 9806 5141.
Belmore Park (Richie Benaud Oval)
In 1930 Richard ('Richie') Benaud was born in North Parramatta in close proximity to this park. He attended Parramatta High and was a keen cricketer, making his debut for New South Wales in 1949. He played 73 matches (1948-1984) for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield, with 32 as Captain. As a right-arm leg spinner and right-handed batsman, he played 259 matches in first class cricket, scoring 11,719 runs (including 23 centuries and 61 half-centuries) and took 945 wickets and 255 catches. He is regarded as one of the greatest ever Australian cricketers and is one of only ten Australian cricketers to score 10,000 runs and take 500 wickets in at this level. From 1951 – 1964 he represented Australia in 63 Tests (28 as Captain), scoring 2,201 runs, and taking 248 wickets and 65 catches.
Belmore Park (including Richie Benaud Oval) covers an area of 4.9 hectares with the following facilities children's playground, sports fields, picnic tables, cricket nets and cricket pitches.
For more information on Belmore Park please contact 9806 5141
Doyle Ground - sports fields, cricket facils, 7.6 hectares
Doyle Ground located in Buller Street, North Parramatta is a popular 7.6 hectare sporting venue which includes the following facilities, children's playground, sporting fields, cricket nets and cricket pitches as well as off street car parking.
For more information on Doyle Ground please contact 9806 5141
Ollie Webb Reserve
Ollie Web Reserve located in Glebe Street, Parramatta is named after Horace Oswald Webb (1891 – 1960) who was elected to Council's Parramatta ward in 1948 until his death in 1960, during which he was elected Deputy Mayor in 1952 and 1953.
This popular 5.7 hectare reserve now hosts a range of sports including rugby and cricket, playgrounds, picnic facilities, BBQs and a 1/3 size Basketball court.
For more information on Ollie Webb Reserve please contact 9806 5141
Robin Thomas Reserve - 143 George St, Parramatta
Robin Thomas Reserve is a popular sporting facility situated in close proximity to Parramatta's CBD.
- 2x soccer fields
- Cricket pitch
Located in James Ruse Reserve, near the corner of Parkes and Harris Streets in Harris Park. This facility is within walking distance of the Parramatta railway station and is popular with local BMX, inline and skateboard riders.
It has a street-style section for beginners and intermediate level skaters which includes half pipes, funbox and grind rails. A 9ft deep 'bowl' extension is suitable for intermediate and advanced level riders.