Christison Park

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COVID-19 safety

Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.

To provide increased evening exercise opportunities for our residents, sports lighting is currently activated from 6.45pm - 8.30pm Monday to Friday at all of our sportsgrounds: Andrew Petrie Oval and Woollahra Oval 2 and 3 (Woollahra), Christison Park (Vaucluse), Trumper Oval (Paddington) and Lyne Park (Rose Bay).

Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings.

For updates on outdoor gathering restrictions, visit NSW Health.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the Woollahra Council beaches and parks. If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available. Check our social media and VMS boards in our popular recreational locations for updates.

We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.

Christison Park

The park is perched on top of the ocean cliffs, providing sweeping views of the ocean and Sydney Harbour. 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 brand new 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. Currently Court 1 is set up as a netball court and Court 2 is a basketball court (a key tool must be collected through Council to change the goal post position).

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.

Facilities

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

Dogs

Dogs are permitted on a leash at all times and unleashed between 3.30pm - 10.30am.

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilet with disabled access ramp.

History

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

Irrigation

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