In the interest of public health and safety and based on directions and advice from the New South Wales State Government as well as the Federal Government, Strathfield Council will be placing a temporary closure of all sporting facilities, which includes those used for training, games and fitness programs. 

This closure covers all Parks and Sporting Fields in the Local Government Area and is effective immediately.


For further information, please contact Council’s Bookings Facility Team - 9748 9999.





Parks and sporting fields are available on a seasonal and casual basis for hire to schools, clubs, community groups and the general public for recreational purposes.

Seasonal users will be directly invited by Council to apply for use prior to the winter and summer seasons.

For booking and inquiries contact Council’s Booking Officer on 9748 9965.


 Winter Season

   Summer Season

Strathfield Park

Homebush Road Strathfield

  • 1 synthetic filed
  • 3 Soccer Fields (lights available)
  • 2 Basketball/Netball Courts  (all weather hard courts)
  • 2 Netball Court/2 Volleyball Courts (grass courts)
  • 1 Synthetic Field
  • 3 Cricket wickets (synthetic)
  • 2 Basketball/Netball Courts  (all weather)

Airey Park

Bates Street Homebush

  • 1 Rugby/League Field
  • Cricket practice wickets (5)
  • Cricket oval (turf wicket)


Mason Park

Underwood Road Homebush

  • 3 Soccer Fields (lights available)
  • 1 Synthetic Field
  • 6/7 Touch Football Oz Tag Fields (lights available)
  • 2 cricket wickets 
  • 1 Synthetic Field
  • 6/7 Touch Football Oz Tag Fields (lights available)

Cooke Park

Madeline Street Belfield

  • 3 Soccer Field's lights available)
  • 1 Cricket Wicket (synthetic)

Begnell Field

Madeline Street Belfield

  • 1 Rugby Leagues Field
  • 2 Touch Football Field (no lighting) – Weekdays only
  • 1 Football Field
  • 2 Touch Football Field (no lighting)

Hudson Oval
Arthur St Strathfield

  • 1 Rugby Field (Limited times on weekdays and Sundays only)
  • 1 Cricket Wicket (turf) – Sunday only.

Bark Huts Reserve

Elliot Street, Belfield

  • 2 Soccer Fields (lights available)
  • 4 Touch Fields (lights available)
  • 1 Basketball/Netball Court (all weather hard court)
  • 1 Cricket Ground (turf)
  • 4 Touch Fields (lights available)
  • 1 Basketball/Netball Court (all weather)

Bressington Park 

  • 3 Soccer Fields
  • 5 Cricket wickets

 Requirements for approved use 

  1. Council approval including payment of applicable fees and charges is required for organised sports and recreational events held in Council’s parks and sports grounds. 
  2. Additional approvals may be required for use of a building or erection of temporary structures such as marques and banners, parking plans, first aid planning, placing of waste containers or portable toilets and use of equipment producing heat, sound or light eg public address systems, speakers or lighting at night functions.
  3. Clubs and organisations are required to provide evidence of current public liability insurance.
  4. Hirers are responsible for checking that the facility is safe and appropriate to use prior to each use for the particular activity.
  5. Use of Amusement Devices requires separate approval.  
  6. Regarding applications for seasonal hire, Council assesses the applications and allocates facilities based on meeting specific criteria, including whether teams are local, whether applications meet available times, previous history of applicant, and the application is consistent with Council's strategic and operational plans.


Refer to Council's Terms and Conditions of Hire and booking form to complete your application.

Casual Hire

Strathfield Council has dedicated areas suitable for casual hire for social/recreational activities such as social gatherings, BBQs and picnics.  The areas which are available for casual hire include:

Social gatherings

Council advises that groups should book social/recreational areas if they wish to secure the use of the park or facility on a particular date or time.  Council can not guarantee that the social/recreational area or park will be available unless a booking has been made.  Please contact Council on 9748 9999 (business hours and after hours) should a conflict in use of facility arise.

While you are not required to contact Council or seek permission for using parks for informal recreation involving less than 50 people, if you are planning an event of less than 50 people and want to ensure the facility is available to your group, Council’s advises you to make a booking.


These events require Council approval:

  • meetings/gatherings or religious services involving 50 or more people
  • wedding ceremonies and parties
  • corporate promotions, product sales and charity collections. 

Events of a social or recreational nature may also involve use of a building or erection of temporary structures for public entertainment such as marques and banners, operating amusement devices including merry-go-rounds and jumping castles, placing of waste containers or portable toilets and use of equipment producing heat, sound or light e.g. public address systems, speakers or lighting at night functions. 


Hire costs are determined by Council’s Fees and Charges. Typical costs of hire of sportsgrounds include:

  • Recreation Fee (this is based on the number of participants)
  • Bonds – manage your own waste (refundable)
  • Toilet – Bond for key (refundable)
  • Additional costs may be incurred for use of lights, marquees or amusement devices.


Further Information

Contact Council's Customer Service on 9748 9999.