Oatley Park is a large 45-hectare reserve and a popular family park for both locals and visitors exploring the area. The park, which is best known for its bushland, is a perfect destination for anyone wanting to escape the city.
The park was established in 1887 at a time when it was dedicated for recreational use by the public. During this period, it was referred to as Peakhurst Park, before its name change in 1922 when it was given its present name.
Oatley Park Castle, BBQ & Bush Walking Tracks Map, Sydney
In addition to its significance, the park is also home to many attractions that include an expansive children’s playground, a swimming area, as well as an oval. Steamroller Park is a favourite for many kids, mainly due to its castle theme and interactive setting that keeps kids engaged all day long.
The bushwalking tracks that cross the park are perfect for enjoying the natural outdoors and appreciating the biodiversity – cyclists can also enjoy biking through the park.
Take on the steps that lead to Jew Fish Bay. This is a spectacular beach strip that offers some of the most stunning views within the park. Wind up with a picnic at ‘the Castle’. Amenities include BBQ facilities, tables & chairs, toilets, as well as access to a power point.
Oatley Park is accessible using 1 Dame Mary Gilmore Drive, and entry is free for all.