Inner West Council

Our Parks

For Sportsground Status updates regarding wet weather please contact the WET WEATHER HOTLINE on 8752 1506 or view our Sportsground Status page

The Ashfield municipality has numerous parks and reserves.  Our parks offer a range of opportunities for picnics, playgrounds and recreation.

A number of these are available for hire.  Please contact 9716 1800 for more information.

Pesticide Use Notification 

In accordance with the Pesticides Regulation 2009 and Inner West Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan, Council is notifying owner/occupiers and the general public that Council will be carrying out broad leaf pesticide spraying in the Ashfield Service Area:

Scheduled Parks Broad - Leaf Spraying

From 10 August 2016 to 29 September 2016 Council will be carrying out weed spraying of all Parks in the Ashfield Service Area (formally Ashfield Council area Parks).

The following locations will be treated with a non selective herbicide for the control of all broadleaf weeds including bindii and clover

  • All grassed areas of Parks including sports fields.

Council staff will be spraying these areas with Barmac Twin ® Selective Herbicide a chemical with a low toxicity ranking.

Should extended periods of inclement weather be experienced during the weed spraying program updates will be posted on Council’s web site, and a further notification will be made to properties where required.

If more information is required or any concerns prior to, or during the weed spraying program please call Councils Parks Department on (02)97161800 or email

Council's Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2015-2018 is available here.


Parks & Reserves


Ashfield Park
Corner Orpington Street and Parramatta Road, Ashfield
Ashfield Bowling Club, Children's play area, picnic area, BBQ,sporting field

Albert Parade Reserve
Albert Parade, Ashfield
Landscaped area and children's playground


Algie Park
Ramsay Street North, Haberfield
Sporting field, children's playground

Allman Park
Cnr Norton and Victoria Streets, Ashfield
Restful park with equal access. Accessible for sight impaired, fragrant gardens, BBQ.
(6,239 m²)

Rotary Park, 48 Alt Street, Ashfield
Rest park and children's play area 
(972 m²)

Anthony Street Reserve
Anthony Street, Croydon
Children's play area

Bede Spillane Dog Park
Croydon Road, Croydon
Rest park

Bill Peter's Reserve
18-20 The Avenue, Ashfield
Junior tennis court and rest park
(1,598 m²)

Bridges Reserve
Edwin Street, Croydon
Rest area and children's playground
(1,680 m²)

Brunswick Parade Reserve
Brunswick Parade Reserve, Ashfield
Landscaped area with trees
(2,338 m²)

45-51 Carrington Street, Summer Hill
Children's play area with landscaping

Centenary Park
Corner Lang, Church, Queen Street, Croydon
Sporting field, children's playground, children's bike path, picnic area, basketball court, cricket nets

Darrell Jackson Gardens
Smith Street and Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill
Skate park, children's play areas, tennis courts (no bookings required) grassed open space and BBQs

Elizabeth Street Playground
132A Elizabeth Street, Ashfield
Children's enclosed playground

Explorer's Park
Cnr of Liverpool and Parramatta Roads, Ashfield
Landscaped rest park

Federation Place
Cnr Ramsey Street and Gillies Avenue, Haberfield
Town Square with landscaped rest area

Graham Reserve
Palace Street, Ashfield
Landscaped area

Hammond Park
Frederick Street, Ashfield
Sporting field, playground, tennis court (no booking required)

284 Hawthorne Parade, Haberfield
Children's play area

JG McCartney Playground
Frederick and John Streets, Croydon
Children's play area

John Paton Reserve
Cnr Smith, Henson and Short Streets,
Summer Hill
Rest area with some playground equipment

64 Kensington Road, Summer Hill
Rest park and children's play area


Lion Street Playground
10 Lion Street, Croydon
Children's play area

Pratten Park
Arthur Street, Ashfield
Pratten Park Bowling Club ( 02 9798 7489), Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association, Thirning Villa (home of Ashfield Council's Artist in Residence and the Ashfield & District Historical Society), playground, sporting field, grandstand

Reg Coady Reserve
Dobroyd Parade, Haberfield
3 netball courts, children's playground and rest area

Richard Murden Reserve
Hawthorne Parade, Haberfield
Children's play area (junior and senior), 2 basketball courts (2 paved) and 4 tennis courts, picnic areas and fitness course

Robson Park Boomerang Street, Motley Avenue and Haberfield
Rest park, children's play ground, picnic area

Rose Street Playground
Rose Street, Ashfield
Children's play lot

Formally Norton Street between Wetherill and Holborow Streets, Croydon
Grassed children's playground

Underwood Reserve
9-15 Gower Street, Summer Hill
Rest park, recreational area and children's playground

Wadim (Bill) Jegorow Reserve
Ramsay and Cove Streets, Haberfield
Open space with landscaped areas

Yeo Park and Gough Reserve
Victoria Street and Canterbury Road,
Rest park, children's playground and cricket pitch

Green Areas


Dobroyd Parade North
Dobroyd Parade, Haberfield
Grassed foreshore area

Dobroyd Parade South
Dobroyd Parade, Haberfield
Grassed foreshore area

Victoria Square Reserve
Victoria Square, Ashfield
Grassed area with trees

78 Kensington Road, Summer Hill

Children's play area and rest park

Cadigal Reserve
Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill
Off leash dog area

72 Frederick Street, Ashfield (Part of Bank St roadclosure)
Rest area