Dharug/Darug and Gandangara Country
Western Sydney Parklands is Sydney’s biggest backyard. Its 5,280 hectares stretch 27 kilometres over Blacktown, Liverpool and Fairfield local government areas, weaving through suburbs and the former grazing lands of Western Sydney.
The parklands are 16 times the size of Centennial Parklands and 62 times the size of Parramatta Park. You can choose from an abundance of great public spaces, including playgrounds, wide open spaces and bushland.
There are 60 kilometres of tracks and trails to visit. You can grab a map or head online to learn more about the parklands’ many features and precincts.
You might want to visit Lizard Log at the corner of Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury.
You can enjoy the playground, walking and bike paths, picnic and BBQ facilities and a pavilion and amphitheatre for outdoor events.
The kids might begin with the nature-themed playground, play in the sand and cool off on the water play deck.
Bring some wheels and skate, scoot or ride around the loop paths, grab a coffee from the nearby café or make a day of it and hire a picnic shelter for a BBQ lunch.
After lunch, stroll along the 1.6 km Pimelea Loop path, or travel further afield, following connections to The Dairy, Calmsley Hill City Farm, Moonrise Lookout, Sugarloaf Ridge or Prospect Reservoir.
You might enjoy The Dairy as a quieter location for people seeking a serene picnic spot.
You will enjoy vast district views from its hilltop location. Moonrise Lookout also offers expansive views of Western Sydney that continue to the city skyline.
Sugarloaf Ridge is a lovely, elevated picnic spot with district views.
At Calmsley Hill City Farm, you can pay a fee to get up close to native and farmyard animals. Feed the nursery animals and join in shows and demonstrations.
You may bring your own picnic lunch or use free BBQs to cook your own lunch while you enjoy the beautiful grounds.