Christison Park

Christison Park Playing Fields

The park is perched on top of the ocean cliffs, providing sweeping views of the ocean and Sydney Harbour. It adjoins the historic Macquarie Lighthouse. The Federation Coast Walk which is a popular activity for local residents and tourists - starts in Christison Park and goes to Gap Park, passing several heritage listed items. Christison Park is also the municipality's largest timed dog off leash park.

There are three fields used for rugby union, soccer and touch football, and one hockey field (No. 4). One of the ovals (No .1) is floodlit for night training. The park has three cricket practice wickets.

Two multi-purpose courts are situated in the north-west corner of Christison Park. Both courts are suitable for Netball and Basketball with line markings and goal posts provided. The courts are available for use by the general public. Please show respect to other users and make the court available after 1 hour of use. Alternatively a booking can be made to secure the full court. No club, school or commercial coaching is to occur on the courts without a booking. Bookings are available Mon-Sun between 7am - 9pm.

Located along the northern boundary of Christison Park, there are five separate fitness stations which offer a unique exercise trail. There is also an interactive exercise station incorporating cardio and movable equipment. All equipment is accompanied by instructional signage.

Christison Park Fitness Equipment

Getting here

1 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse


Street parking is available along Old South Head Road, Vaucluse.


  • 2 x Multi-purpose courts (basketball/netball)
  • Lights for night training
  • Exercise station
  • Coastal walking path


Dogs are permitted on a leash at all times and unleashed between 3.30pm - 10.30am, except during organised sports bookings.


  • Accessible toilet with disabled access ramp.


Named after Alderman Christison who, as Mayor, was mainly responsible for the site being placed under the control of Council (VMC Minutes 4.02.1920, p. 110).

Park layout


The sports surface is irrigated using potable water and recycled storm water.

Plan of Management

Generic Crown Lands Plans of Management 2023(PDF, 10MB) (include Christison Park)


1 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse 2030  View Map

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