Council is continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19. Please see our dedicated webpage for up-to-date information on Council services and advice.

Please check Council’s Wet Weather Line 9748 9972 for the open/closed status of sporting fields.

Council Sports Fields

The Federal and NSW Governments have implemented restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Orders, Council is in a position to allow the hiring of Council’s public reserves, parks, sports ground as long as users comply with restrictions in relation to group sizes, social distancing and space requirements.

Current COVID-19 Restrictions – UPDATE – Easing of Restrictions – Parks, Reserves & Sports Fields

NSW Government has announced the following easing of restrictions from Monday 29 March 2021.  This applies to Council’s parks, reserves, public gardens and outdoor spaces.  Please refer below changes:-

  • 200 people allowed for personal outdoor public gatherings
  • no caps on weddings and funerals
  • no restrictions on singing
  • no restriction on dancing
  • Businesses and other organisations must continue to ensure they keep accurate records of all attendances, including through QR Codes, to enable fast contact tracing in the event of any community transmission.

Outdoor public gatherings rules apply to places including

  • picnics, parties and BBQs in public places
  • public parks
  • reserves
  • public gardens and spaces.

Up to 200 people from different households can gather in an outdoor public place such as a park, reserve, beach, garden or public space.

For outdoor gatherings of more than 200 people, you must only participate if it is a COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering.

A COVID-19 safe outdoor gathering requires the organiser of the outdoor gathering to:

Organisers will be required to provide relevant documentation which demonstrates compliance with NSW Government Public Health Orders.  Please refer to NSW Health website for more information.


Community sporting activities are allowed, including training sessions and contact activities. The organiser must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan for activities and will need to ensure that the appropriate Covid-19 safety measures are in place. Organisers will be required to provide relevant documentation which demonstrates compliance with NSW Government Public Health Orders. You can view the latest public health orders via the NSW Health Website.

Users of Parks, Reserves and Sportsfields must keep informed of Covid-19 restrictions and requirements to keep safe

All open space users must keep themselves informed of any changes to Public Health Orders and/or protocols to ensure their activities are compliant. Organised training users must also consult with their respective peak bodies to ensure their practices are in accordance with approved protocols.

Anyone using Council’s public reserves, parks and sports grounds does so knowing and accepting that that there may be an increased risk of exposure to communicable viruses (such as COVID-19 and influenza) from participating in any activities with other people. While particular protocols, equipment, and personal hygiene may reduce these risks; the risks of serious injury and illness do still exist and Council will not be liable or responsible for such exposure.

Sporting groups will be required to produce evidence of their compliance with the NSW Public Health Orders, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Sporting Commission, NSW Sport and NSW Government guidelines. School groups must also comply with the Sports in Schools information released by the Department of Education. Sporting organisations will be invited to apply for use of Council controlled sports fields on the basis that appropriate COVID safe measures are put in place as approved by their relevant umbrella association and guidelines issued by the bodies mentioned above.

Individual users, organisations, and/or clubs assume full responsibility for the running of, participation in and/or use of any public reserves, parks and sports grounds. Organisations and clubs should seek professional advice and obtain adequate insurance to cover all risks associated with their activities.

Council continues to monitor changes made by the NSW government on COVID-19 restrictions and further updates on our public reserves, parks and sports grounds will be provided.

Please note public toilets in Council parks and reserves are open.

Applications and enquiries can be referred to Council’s Bookings Facility Team via 9748 9999 or council@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

Parks and Sportsground Hire

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.

LocationWinter SeasonSummer 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 FieldCricket 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 Fields5 Cricket wickets