Saleyards Creek Bressington ParkLocation

Underwood Road, Homebush.

Facilities

  • Sportsground (Cricket summer season, Rugby winter)
  • Public toilet facilities are located in Mason Park (adjacent to Bressington Park)
  • Training night lights.
  • The ‘mound’ at rear of Bressington Park offers extensive views of the Mason Park Wetlands and can be used for bird watching.
  • Carpark

 

About Bressington Park

Bressington Park is a significant park and known as the ‘Gateway Park’.  Bressington Park provides opportunities for active and passive recreation and links to other significant parks such as Airey Park through the Bay to Bay Cyclepath and Walkway.   

Bressington Park is bounded by Powell’s Creek at the east and Saleyards Creek (Canal) at south.  Mason Park Wetlands are located near the rear of the park.  Bressington Park is bounded by Homebush Bay Drive at north and Bicentennial Park, State Sports Centre and Sydney Olympic Park also lie to the north.  Bressington Park is known as the ‘Gateway Park’ as it also lies on the boundary of Strathfield Council with Canada Bay Council (east) and Auburn Council (north).

Bressington Park covers a total of 7.9 hectares and has two distinct areas.  Area A includes the Sportsground, which is used for rugby, soccer and cricket.  Area B at the rear allows for general community use and passive recreation such as walking, bird watching and flying kites. The facilities map shows the different uses of this park. 

History

Bressington Park was originally a tidal swamp populated by mangroves and was used for many years as a Council tip.  The park is named after George Bressington, former Alderman and Mayor of Homebush Council. (Reference: Cathy Jones, Parks 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 in the Bressington Park public carpark.  Use of the carpark is limited to park users only and is frequently patrolled by Council rangers.