Sydney Park - Water Features and Playground

The site of the old brick works in St Peters in inner Sydney is the site for a beautiful recreational park adjacent to a large industrial precinct but which is a haven for local residents.  There are large areas of open space, bicycle and foot paths, wetlands, water features, sporting oval, off-leash areas for dogs, parking, toilets, a kiosk, etc. 

It is also one of the most popular locations for Parkrun each Saturday morning when typically more than 300 runners/joggers/walkers participate. 

Water features and adjacent facilities

 Cascading waterfalls

Cascading waterfalls

 Stepping stones across shallow stream

Stepping stones across shallow stream

 Path to stepping stones

Path to stepping stones

 Cascading water flows out of half-pipes over lake

Cascading water flows out of half-pipes over lake

 Gabions holding back water with cascading flows providing soothing sounds.  Note the iconic brick kiln chimneys in the background

Gabions holding back water with cascading flows providing soothing sounds.  Note the iconic brick kiln chimneys in the background

 Attractive seating near water features

Attractive seating near water features

 Wide walkways with secure fencing near deep water features

Wide walkways with secure fencing near deep water features

Playground

 Plaque commemorating opening of Sydney Park Playground (2008) by Mayor Clover Moore

Plaque commemorating opening of Sydney Park Playground (2008) by Mayor Clover Moore

 Swings, shade and 4 slides

Swings, shade and 4 slides

 The Big slide!

The Big slide!

 Climbing frame with fine woodchip ground cover

Climbing frame with fine woodchip ground cover

 Raised sand pits inside toddler-proof fence/hedge

Raised sand pits inside toddler-proof fence/hedge

 Kiosk near playground

Kiosk near playground

 Modern toilet facilities adjacent to playground

Modern toilet facilities adjacent to playground