LocationAirey Park Recreation Area

Bates Street, Badgery Avenue and Kessell Avenue, Homebush.

Facilities

A map of Airey Park's facilities can be downloaded in PDF format.

About Airey Park

Airey Park is one of Strathfield’s four significant parks and is a popular park providing a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities and opportunities. Known as the 'Family Park', Airey Park is one of Strathfield’s largest and most significant parks containing a first class sports oval, is heavily utilised by the school community for annual athletics events, and contains a range of activities. The Bay to Bay cycle way runs alongside the length of Airey Park and connects shops, parks, schools and workplaces with peoples' homes. 

Airey Park was first dedicated in 1920 as a public park and named in honour of Joseph Airey, an Alderman of Strathfield Council (1917-24). Airey was Vice-Chairman of Strathfield Council’s finance committee and was instrumental in inducing the firm of Marcus Clark, which he was Managing Director, to donate seven and a half acres from the Executors of Clarke’s estate to the Council in 1919. Council has subsequently acquired land to add to the size of this park.  Airey Oval was constructed by Homebush Boys’ High School and their Old Boys’ Union with Strathfield Council’s co-operation as a Memorial to former pupils of the School who served in World War II. Airey Oval was renamed Alan Davidson Oval in 2003 after Alan Davidson, former Australian Test Cricketer and local Strathfield resident. Airey Park contains a number of community based facilities including the Strathfield Children’s Centre, Strathfield Sessional Preschool and the Strathfield Community Centre. Airey Park is part of the Adopt a Park program and was adpted by Homebush Boys High who now work in collaboration with Strathfield Council to enhance and beautify the park. (Reference: Jones, C, Parks, Reserves & Memorials of Strathfield (2002).)

Park Hire

The following sportsgounds are available for seasonal or casual hire:

  • Winter Season: 1 Rugby/League Field
  • Summer Season: Cricket practice wickets (5), Cricket oval (turf wicket)

Airey Park also has recreational areas for hire for social functions.

More information and applications forms for sportsground hire and social hire.

Hire of Cricket Practice Wickets

The cricket practice wickets in Airey Park can be hired.  Contact Council’s Customer Service on 9748 9999 for more information and applications for hire of cricket practice wickets

Transport and Accessibility

Airey Park is on the Bay to Bay Cycle Way! Consider cycling and leave the car at home.

Bus and Train – Trip Planner provides information on public transport including timetables and routes.

Parking is available on Bates Street Homebush. A large carpark is also accessible from Fraser Street near the Children’s Centre.