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Parks & Open Spaces


Cumberland Council manages and maintains more than 70 parks for the recreational benefit of local residents and the broader community.

Exlcluding the open spaces within the Sydney Olympic Parklands, the Auburn area features around 214 hectares of open space, parks and sportsgrounds.

For a list of parks in the Auburn area, see WS Park Locations.pdfWS Park Locations.

Facilities and use

Council parks and public open spaces are open from sunrise to sunset throughout the year. They are free for you to use for informal activities like children's play, family gathering, picnics, personal health and fitness or passive recreation.  

Most parks have facilities like seating and pathways. Many have playgrounds and water bubblers. Some parks have toilets and picnic facilities.

Some activities may be prohibited, so please check park signage carefully. All parks are monitored on a regular basis by Parks staff and Council Rangers. Any person found using a park for an inappropriate activity may incur an on-the-spot fine.

Reporting damage

Damage to trees and vegetation, illegal dumping, graffiti and faulty or broken equipment should be reported to Cumberland Council on (02) 9735 1222.


All parks and public open spaces are managed in accordance with Plans of Management. These are legal documents that prescribe how the community land will be managed over a period of time (usually 10 years).

Park Hire

Some of Cumberland Council's parks are suitable for larger scale community events and are available for casual hire. These are:

  • Auburn Park, Auburn 
  • The Community Picnic Area (Botanic Gardens Precinct)
  • Newington Reserve, Silverwater 
  • Pierre de Coubertin Park, Newington 
  • Remembrance Park, Lidcombe 
  • Silverwater Park, Silverwater 

Bookings are essential. To check availability please contact Council's
Facilities Bookings Team on (02) 9735 1222 or 

An application form for the casual hire of one of these parks is available for download from the Parks and Recreation Hire page.

‚ÄčRemembrance Park - Click to view enlarged image
Remembrance Park
Silverwater Park - Click to view enlarged image
 Silverwater Park
Auburn Botanic Gardens - Click to view enlarged image
 Auburn Botanic Gardens