Lyne Park

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COVID safe summer

We need your help so we can all enjoy a COVID safe summer.

Please meet social distancing requirements at all times, avoid crowds and practice good personal hygiene. Stay at home if you're unwell.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at our beaches and parks during summer. If locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop further entry until more space becomes available. For location updates check our Facebook page. We will also be updating our VMS sign boards with site-specific information.

Lyne Park

Lyne Park is a large Sydney Harbour foreshore park with a diverse range of recreation opportunities including a basketball court and public tennis courts. The park has large grassed areas, shady trees for picnics and a cafe. It provides access to Rose Bay boat ramp, a commercial seaplane base, and public and commercial ferry services.

The large playground is very popular for families with children. It has both natural and sail shade and includes areas of organic and rubber softfall. The playground features an activity net, a steel cable flying fox, traditional swings, animal rockers, slides and imaginative play units such as a fantasy house and a sea coaster vessel.

Getting here

550 New South Head Road, Rose Bay

Facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Basketball court
  • Boat ramp
  • Sports ground for soccer and rugby
  • Floodlights for training
  • Playground
  • Lyne Park Tennis Centre – Ph: 9371 7122
  • Woollahra Sailing Club
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Rose Bay seaplane base
  • Rose Bay RSL Club

Dogs

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

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet (MLAK access required)
  • Baby change table in the accessible toilet

History

Reclaimed from tidal sand flats in 1902 to form a 14 acre (5.6 ha.) reserve named in honour of Sir William Lyne, the N.S.W. Premier from 1899 to 1901. In 1905, 8 acres (3.2 ha.) at the east end was revoked for use as a recreation oval for the Navy. In 1938, a flying boat base was established on this ground - the first flight to England leaving 5 July , 1938 (Short 'Empire' class, Cooee, VH-ABF). The last commercial flight was on 10 September, 1974 to Lord Howe Island. The base was subsequently demolished and returned to parkland.

Plan of management

Download the Lyne Park Plan of Management:

Park layout

Irrigation

Bore water used