Play in Pyrmont Ultimo
Walking around the leafy streets of Pyrmont and Ultimo, it’s hard to believe that the neighbourhood is so close to the Sydney CBD. The abundance of green public spaces in Pyrmont and Ultimo creates a welcome sense of space and serenity, providing locals with a range of places to come together for sport, play and community events.
With its many parks and playgrounds, the Pyrmont-Ultimo precinct is a family-friendly destination for all ages. Whether you need to walk the dog, go for a jog, throw a ball with the kids, or have a family BBQ, you’ll find a place to do it here.
James Watkinson Reserve is a popular community playground with plenty of natural shade, kids’ swings and climbing structures, and BBQ facilities. And, if you want to top off your playtime with a breath-taking view, the award-winning harbourside playground, Pirrama Park is hard to beat.
Nearby, enjoy the award winning design of Pyrmont Point Park, featuring elegant native plantings, panoramic waterfront views, solar panels and the artful use of recycled materials. Or settle in on a bench at Metcalfe Park, near The Star, for an unforgettable harbour view.
Perched on a cliff-top at the end of Point Street, Giba Park overlooks Pyrmont Point Park and Sydney Harbour. Named after the Aboriginal word for stone, the park is a nod to the stone quarried from Pyrmont, which built many of Sydney’s beautiful historic sandstone buildings.
For fitness fiends, the neighbourhood offers plenty of gyms, training facilities, and sporting grounds. And water babies travel from far and wide to make a splash at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, a truly world-class facility.
For cycling enthusiasts, the cycleway cuts neatly through Pyrmont, running along Union Street to the Pyrmont Bridge. Hop on your bike and join the 1600 bike commuters who use the cycleway route each day. There’s also the Goods Line, an exciting urban renewal project that turned a disused rail corridor into a pedestrian and cycle network from the Powerhouse Museum all the way to Broadway. Getting around is all part of the fun in Pyrmont and Ultimo.
And, if fitness is not your thing, there’s always the races. Right near Sydney Fish Market, Wentworth Park has been Sydney’s home of greyhound racing since 1932.
It’s playtime in the Pyrmont-Ultimo precinct. Find the neighbourhood’s best parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities here.