City Bushwalks
By Ashleigh Synnott
Couple walking through Lake Parramatta
Looking for a healthy way to unwind? Escape the frenetic pace of city living with these stellar walks, which will put you in touch with nature and bring you back to yourself.
Boat hire at Lake Parramatta Reserve
Five reasons to visit Lake Parramatta Reserve
Pack up a picnic basket, explore and cool down with a swim at Lake Parramatta Reserve.
Access via Lackey Street, North Parramatta
Bicycle outside Old Government House
Walking and Cycleways
A breath of fresh air and a tranquil scene of natural beauty are never far away in this part of the world. Here are some of the best wide-open spaces to enjoy this Summer. 
Ollie Webb Reserve Entrance
Ollie Webb Reserve
Located just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Parramatta's CBD is an all-inclusive play space perfect for play dates or weekend visit.
Explore Parramatta Park
With over 85 hectares of grasslands, mature trees, gardens and river frontage Parramatta Park provides a leafy, idyllic escape from the CBD.
Pitt Street and Macquarie Street Parramatta
Cyclist at Parramatta River
On Two Wheels
Whether it's for exercise, getting around or for fun, here are five cycle routes in Parramatta.
Family Picnic
A picnic in Parramatta
12 perfect parks for a picnic, a BBQ and a play with the kids.
Parramatta River
Parramatta River
Discover the history and how you can spend time in, on, above or beside the centrepiece of Parramatta.
Dogs at Ermington Markets
Off leash: A pet friendly day out
Can’t stand to be separated from your furry friend? Fortunately, with these pet-approved pit stops in Parramatta you don’t have to be.