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Leisure

Parks & Open Spaces

To book a City park or open space:

Tel: 02 9265 9550 / 9265 9946 / 9246 7805

Email: openspacebookings@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Fig Lane Park

Located near the corner of Jones and Fig Streets, this much-loved neighbourhood park has been restored and features grassed areas, a playground, picnic tables, barbecues,public seating and a fountain.

James Watkinson Reserve

Overlooking Darling Harbour on the Pyrmont Peninsula, this reserve provides magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.

Pyrmont Bay Park

The excellent design of this harbourside park won an Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Merit Award.

Union Square

Created in 1998 with the of Union Street, once a thoroughfare across the this square is a popular meeting place for locals, and a venue community events.

Wentworth Park

Adjacent to the Sydney Fish Market and Blackwattle Bay, Wentworth Park is a vital green space for local residents. Spanning more than 12 hectares, it features sporting fields suitable for soccer and Rugby League, a playground and public toilets. The park will eventually be part of the Glebe Foreshore Walk.

Former Water Police site:

Council has approved the Development Application for a new park at Pyrmont featuring extensive landscaping, a children's playground and new barbecues.

Giba Park

There are fantastic views of the harbour and Balmain from this small park, perched high above Pirrama Road and Pyrmont Point Park

Pyrmont Point Park

Sydney's best kept secret, this large foreshore park is ideal for picnics or barbecues and features a waterfront promenade.

Walking

Historical Walking Tour:

The City's self-guided historical walking tour - Port - will introduce you to Pyrmont and Ultimo, including key sites in Sydney's industrial and maritime history.

Brochure:

Download a brochure or pick one up from any Council Location for this fascinating tour around the peninsula.

Cycling

Over 400 bicycle parking rings have been installed on to the City's 'Smartpole' street lighting system. Locations include George Street and Broadway and, in addition, U-rail parking is available at:

  • Union Square, Pyrmont - near Harris Street
  • Macarthur Square, Ultimo - on Bulwara Road, south of the intersection with Macarthur Street

Swimming Pools

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

  • Phone: 1800 192 191
  • Email: admin.itac@ymca.org.au
  • Web: www.itac.org.au
  • Address: 438 - 484 Harris Street, Cnr of William Henry Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
  • Monday to Friday: 6am to 9pm / Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 6am to 8pm
  • The centre is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Victoria Park Pool, Camperdown

  • Phone: 02 9298 3090
  • Fax: 02 9298 3092
  • Address: City Road, Corner of Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 (Limited free 2 hour parking is available, located off City Road)

Non Daylight Saving

  • Monday to Friday: 6am to 7.15pm / Saturday, Sunday: 7am to 5.45pm
  • The centre is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Daylight Saving (including Public Holidays)

  • Monday to Friday: 5.45am to 7.45pm / Saturday, Sunday: 7am to 5.45pm
  • The centre is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Gyms

Pyrmont Community Centre

  • Phone: 02 9298 3130 / 02 9298 3134
  • Fax: 02 9298 3131
  • Email: pyrmontcc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Address: Corner of John and Mount Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 9pm / Friday: 9am to 6pm / Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Ultimo Community Centre

  • Phone: 02 9298 3111
  • Fax: 02 9298 3100
  • Email: ultimocc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Address: 40 William Henry Street, Corner Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 8pm / Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Tennis

Prince Alfred Park Tennis Courts, Surry Hills

  • Phone: 02 9698 9451
  • Address: Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

St James Park Tennis Courts, Glebe

Libraries

Jessie Street National Women's Library

  • Phone: 02 9265 9486
  • Email: jsnwl@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Address: Ultimo Community Centre, 435-438 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 3pm / Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Holiday Opening Hours

  • Friday 14 December to Sunday 13 January: CLOSED / Monday 14, Tuesday 15 January: 10am to 3pm

Ultimo Community Centre

  • Phone: 02 9298 3111
  • Fax: 02 9298 3100
  • Email: ultimocc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Address: 40 William Henry Street, Corner Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 8pm / Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Health and Fitness

Pyrmont Health Club, NOKIA building Harris Street, Pyrmont

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Harris Street, Ultimo

Parks

  • Pyrmont Bay Park
  • Darling Island Community Park
  • Giba Park, Point Street
  • Pyrmont Point Park, Pirrama Road