Location

Elliot Street, Belfield

Facilities

  • Sporting grounds (soccer, touch, cricket)
  • All weather hardcourt (for basketball or netball)
  • Children’s Playground
  • Public toilet facilities
  • Training night lights.
  • Fitness playground circuit

A map (PDF format) of Bark Huts Reserve's facilities can be downloaded.

About Bark Huts Reserve

Bark Huts Reserve is 4.05 hectares in size and is one of Strathfield’s largest parks.  Bark Huts Reserve is an important local sporting facility and popular neighbourhood park.

The following sportsground facilities are available:

  • Winter Season: 2 Soccer Fields (lights available), 4 Touch Fields (lights available) and 1 Basketball/Netball Court (all weather hard court)
  • Summer Season: 1 Cricket Ground (turf), 4 Touch Fields (lights available) and 1 Basketball/Netball Court (all weather).

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

History

Bark Huts Reserve was formerly known as Elliott Street Reserve.  The park was renamed in 1985, the year of Strathfield Council’s centenary celebrations, to Bark Huts Reserve, an original historic locational name of Enfield/Strathfield South area.  The source was an extract from the Echo Newspaper of September 18 1890, which referred to the “Bark Huts” – a half-way hotel built of long, low slabs with a bark roof. Bark Huts was the half way house and the changing station for the coaches between Liverpool and Sydney for many years. (Reference:  Cathy Jones, Park Reserves & Memorials, 2004)

Transport and Accessibility

Bay to Bay Cyclepath/Walking

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

Parking is available on Elliot Street. 

Click here for street map of Bark Huts Reserve