The Parklands features fun-filled playgrounds, shaded picnic shelters and easy-to-use barbecues as well as the essentials like toilets and water fountains.
Using the Parklands
Please treat the Parklands, its plants and wildlife and other visitors with respect and care. Rules and regulations designed to make sure everyone enjoys their experience are in place, including the Western Sydney Parklands Regulation, the Parklands Visitor Use and Activities Policy and the Trust’s Shelter Hire Terms and Conditions.
Visitors must observe the Western Sydney Parklands Regulation. A printed copy is also available by calling 02 9895 7500 (Mon - Fri between 9:00am - 4:30pm).
Lost animals, posters and traps
Sometimes our beloved pets run off. Naturally we want to put up posters or set traps to find them but this is damaging to our precious Parklands. Find out here what to do if this happens to you.
The Parklands is home to some of Sydney’s best playgrounds and each one is different.
Lizard Log playground was designed to blend into its natural bushland setting. Built using salvaged timber, it features wood-carved animals to climb on and a double flying fox.
At Plough and Harrow East the playground has a unique pentagonal swing set and a giant hamster wheel.
At Bungaribee there’s a climbing tower, slides, and water play equipment.
Nurragingy has multiple playgrounds to choose from!
Each playground is located close to accessible car parking, toilets, drinking fountains and picnic shelters.
You’ll find picnic shelters at Bungaribee, Lizard Log and Plough and Harrow (east and west). Some picnic shelters are for hire while others are available free of charge on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. See book a shelter for details if you’d like to reserve one for a special occasion or just a family get-together.
More than 70 electric barbecues are available to use, free of charge, on a ‘first come first served’ basis at picnic areas in the Parklands. Nurragingy Reserve also has wood-fired barbecues available for use, with wood supplied by Blacktown City Council.
You can also bring your own gas barbecue to the Parklands. Heat bead or charcoal barbecues must be used at a barbecue station at Lizard Log or Bungarribee. Place your barbecues on the marked concrete platform and dispose of heat beads and coal waste in the bin next to it.
Notes: Please clean the barbecue when you are finished and remember that if there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN only the electric barbecues may be used.
Toilets are located at all major picnic sites and are cleaned daily.
Please use the waste and recycling bins, which you’ll find at all picnic areas, to keep the Parklands free from litter, which can harm native animals. The Parklands Trust aims to recycle as much waste as possible.
Drinking fountains/bubblers can be found at all picnic areas, and are wheelchair accessible and user-friendly. Stop to refill your water bottle and your dog’s bowl.
View or download a map of the Parklands to help you plan your visit.
Contact Western Sydney Parklands Trust during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm) if you have a general enquiry or want to report damaged or faulty Parklands facilities, dumped rubbish, or lost dogs.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, you sure can! Dogs are allowed in the Parklands as long as they are on leash and under control of their owner. We have 60 kilometres of tracks and trails to explore, as well as two fenced dog-off leash areas for them to run free: Shale Hills Dog Park and Warrigal Dog Run at Bungarribee.
Accessible parking bays and accessible toilets are situated throughout the picnic areas. Most of the picnic shelters offer easy access. Lizard Log, The Dairy, Plough and Harrow and Bungarribee have footpaths suitable for wheelchairs or those with restricted mobility.