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Major event notice - Science in the Scrub, Sunday 14 August

Western Sydney Parklands will be hosting National Science Week’s Science in the Scrub, a free, family fun day out at Lizard Log on Sunday 14 August 2022. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. 

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The event will take place at the Lizard Log Amphitheatre and surrounds on Sunday 14 August starting at 11:00am and finishing at 3:00pm. Event set-up and pack-down will take place the day before and after.

There are no planned gate or road closures for this event and traffic management will be operating on the day to minimise disruption to park visitors. 

Weed control in high use turf areas (August - September)

Western Sydney Parklands contractors will be undertaking a weed control program in high-use turf areas across the Parklands throughout August and September.

Locations include:

  • Bungarribee, including Warrigal Dog Park and zoo
  • The Dairy
  • Sugarloaf and Moonrise
  • Lizard Log
  • Plough and Harrow
  • Shale Hills Dog Park and surrounds

Targeted weeds include Bindii, clover and broadleaf weeds.

Work will include:

The herbicide application will be undertaken as part of Greater Sydney Parklands' annual turf renovation program and as per pesticide use notification plan, applying a registered chemical by appropriately trained and qualified staff. 

What to expect:

All work will be in accordance with Western Sydney Parklands Trust Pesticide Use Notification Plan which is an extension of the Pesticides Act & Regulation. Signage will be in place at key entry points prior and post spraying.

Shale Hills Dog Park will be closed when weed spraying is underway, and this will be clearly signed. We ask the community not to use the dog park when this work is underway.

Contact:

For more information please call (02) 9895 7500 or email: info@wspt.nsw.gov.au

 

 

3 July 2022 – SEVERE WEATHER EVENT

A severe weather event occurring across Greater Sydney is currently impacting conditions in our Parklands.

Western Sydney Parklands may be subject to increased rainfall and high winds that could cause flooding, fallen trees and hazardous conditions for visitors. These conditions are on top of the recent significant rainfall across Sydney that has impacted the regular maintenance of our lawns, garden beds and bushland areas. Please be mindful that the tracks and trails network may be more severely affected, particularly in the northern Parklands tracks around Eastern Creek.

The safety of our park users is paramount. Please use caution during your visit to our Parklands during this time and check this page regularly for updates on closures.

If you are in our Parklands, please be aware of your surroundings and do not go near or enter flooded water bodies and cross flooded roadways. As always, our rangers are here to help so please follow their directions and take note of emergency signage. If you need assistance, please contact our dedicated ranger on 0459 883 834. Remember, if it is an emergency call 000 before calling the rangers.

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June 2022 – The Dairy closed to vehicles

The Dairy will be closed to vehicles from Monday 27 June – Wednesday 29 June to allow repairs to the access road.

The Dairy is still accessible by foot via Lizard Log and the walking trails will remain open.

June 2022 – Works happening at Warrigal Dog Run and Greenbelt Car Park  

Following requests from the community, a new dividing fence will be installed at the Warrigal Dog Run to create two separate areas for dogs to play freely.

The work will begin Tuesday 21 June and will take approximately one week to complete. The Warrigal Dog Run will remain open during this time but visitors are asked to please be mindful of the work. 

Work will also begin Tuesday 21 June to install new concrete wheel stops in the car parking bays at the Greenbelt Car Park. The majority of the car park will remain available to visitors throughout the week.

June 2022 – Bungarribee playground upgrades

The large swing area at Bungarribee playground will be closed to visitors from Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June. We ask visitors to please be mindful of contractors who will be on site to install large sandstone blocks which will help prevent playground sand from blowing away in high winds. Please note all eight swings will be unavailable during this time.

From Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th June, some of the playground areas will be closed to visitors throughout the week while contractors install new soft fall sand. We will do our best to minimise the impact on visitors as this occurs and ensure the play areas remain partially open where possible.

SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - April 2022

A severe weather event occurring across Greater Sydney is currently impacting conditions in our Park.

Western Sydney Parklands may be subject to increased rainfall and high winds that could cause flooding, fallen trees and hazardous conditions for visitors. These conditions are on top of the recent significant rainfall across Sydney that has impacted the regular maintenance of our lawns, garden beds and bushland areas. Please be mindful that the tracks and trails network may be more severely affected, particularly in the northern Parklands tracks around Eastern Creek.

The safety of our park users is paramount. Please rethink your visit to our Parklands during this time and check this page regularly for updates on closures.

If you are in our Parklands, please be aware of your surroundings and do not go near or enter flooded water bodies and cross flooded roadways. As always, our rangers are here to help so please follow their directions and take note of emergency signage. If you need assistance, please contact our dedicated ranger on 0459 883 834. Remember, if it is an emergency call 000 before calling the rangers.

Impacted park activities

A number of regular activities and bookings in our Parklands may be impacted by the severe weather. These include educational activities/bookings, shelter bookings, sporting and school bookings. Please contact our Visitor Services team on 02 9895 7500 to speak with a member of our team on how this may impact you.

Please note a number of our in-park tenants/venues may not be operating during this time. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

For the latest weather updates, please visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

For information relating to evacuation orders, please contact the SES on 132 500.

For emergency assistance, please call 000.

THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2022 – WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS IS OPEN!

Western Sydney Parklands will reopen to the public at 8am on Thursday 10 March 2022.

Please be aware that parts of the Parklands have experienced substantial damage from this week’s rain event. We ask you to please:

  • Follow all signage for your own safety
  • Do not go near or enter flooded water bodies or cross flooded roadways
  • Understand that not all play equipment will be available

Our dedicated landscape and maintenance crews have begun the clean-up in the picnic areas and playgrounds but it may take some weeks before many bush and track areas are fully repaired. We ask the community to please bear with us while we return Western Sydney Parklands to looking its best.

SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS CLOSED

Western Sydney Parklands is closed to the public from Tuesday 8th March due to a severe weather event. The Parklands will reopen to the public once it is safe to do so.

 

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PARKLANDS DURING THIS TIME.

 

If you are in our Parklands, please be aware of your surroundings. Do not go near or enter flooded water bodies and cross flooded roadways. As always, our rangers are here to help so please follow their directions and take note of emergency signage. If you need assistance, please contact our dedicated ranger on 0459 883 834. Remember, if it is an emergency call 000 before calling the rangers.

 

For the latest weather updates, please visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

 

For information relating to evacuation orders, please contact the SES on 132 500.

 

For emergency assistance, please call 000.

 

SEVERE WEATHER EVENT – 2 March 2022 Information and updates

A severe weather event occurring across Greater Sydney is currently impacting conditions in our Park.

Western Sydney Parklands may be subject to increased rainfall and high winds that could cause flooding, fallen trees and hazardous conditions for visitors. These conditions are on top of the recent significant rainfall across Sydney that has impacted the regular maintenance of our lawns, garden beds and bushland areas. Please be mindful that the tracks and trails network may be more severely affected, particularly in the northern Parklands tracks around Eastern Creek.

The safety of our park users is paramount. Please rethink your visit to our Parklands during this time and check this page regularly for updates on closures.

If you are in our Parklands, please be aware of your surroundings and do not go near or enter flooded water bodies and cross flooded roadways. As always, our rangers are here to help so please follow their directions and take note of emergency signage. If you need assistance, please contact our dedicated ranger on 0459 883 834. Remember, if it is an emergency call 000 before calling the rangers.

Impacted park activities

A number of regular activities and bookings in our Parklands may be impacted by the severe weather. These include educational activities/bookings, shelter bookings, sporting and school bookings. Please contact our Visitor Services team on 02 9895 7500 to speak with a member of our team on how this may impact you.

Please note a number of our in-park tenants/venues may not be operating during this time. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

For the latest weather updates, please visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

For information relating to evacuation orders, please contact the SES on 132 500.

For emergency assistance, please call 000.

What we are doing in response to COVID-19

Updated 2 March 2022

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at Western Sydney Parklands. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting in place measures to protect our community.

Restrictions have further eased in NSW, resulting in changes for visitors to Western Sydney Parklands:

  • Outdoor gatherings – there is no limit on the number of people who can attend a gathering in our Parklands. Our picnic spots are open for bookings.
  • COVID-19 Safe QR check-ins are only required for music festivals with more than 1,000 people.  
  • Masks are not required in outdoor settings. Practise safe social distancing (1.5m) and wear a face mask in environments where this is not possible.

We urge visitors to ensure they stay informed and comply with the latest NSW Health orders.

Visit our COVID-19 information and updates page for more information on:

  • latest advice
  • useful resources
  • information about venue closures
  • Venue closures and changes
  • Park staff and contractors
  • Wylde Mountain Bike park

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Western Sydney Parklands is home to more than 60km of tracks and trails. Come and explore them and get back to what really matters – nature, family, friends, and fun.

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