Recreation & Environment
City of Parramatta's community strategic plan Parramatta 2038 sets out the long term vision for our area. Our environmental aim is that Parramatta will be an eco efficient city that effectively manages and uses the City’s growth to improve and protect the environment.
We're focused on helping businesses become more efficient through innovative programs that achieve sustainable outcomes and increased profitability.
Parramatta's biodiversity can be found in our bushland areas, waterways, parks, rivers and creeks as well as our built environment with over 600 species of plants and around 230 animal species recorded in the area. These areas are also a major source of recreation for residents and visitors to our area.
With around 300 beautiful and diverse parks and reserves for residents, visitors and workers to enjoy, these open spaces offer a variety of opportunities for active and passive recreational activities as well as interaction with local native flora and fauna. Many of our larger parks include barbecue and picnic facilities, making them perfect for get togethers with family and friends in a natural setting. Playgrounds are also provided in more than 100 of our parks and reserves for children to enjoy, learn and interact.
Our open space network contains many informal walking tracks and trails that draws you close to the local flora and fauna. Plus, the flat surrounds of Parramatta's CBD and suburbs and connected cycleways makes it the perfect place to get around on bike.
City of Parramatta is committed to providing quality sporting fields for the whole community to access. We currently provide over 60 playing fields which are used for a variety of sporting and recreational activities.