Rushcutters Bay 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 5-8.30pm 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).

A NSW public health order limits outdoor exercise and public gatherings to two people (excluding members of the same household). If you are fully vaccinated, you can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated. Stay local.
Find out more from NSW Health

Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Mask wearing is mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.

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. Find out more about our COVID-safe summer initiatives.

We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.

Rushcutters Bay Park

Rushcutters Bay Park is a harbourside park with a foreshore walk connecting to Yarranabbe Park. The park has two sportsfields that cater for cricket, rugby union and soccer, and it has an outdoor personal fitness  station. It is also a great place to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day or have a coffee at the parks next to the playground.

Getting here

2A New South Head Road, Edgecliff

Access from New South Head Road and New Beach Road

Facilities

  • Exercise station
  • Kiosk
  • Playground
  • Public toilets
  • Rugby field
  • Soccer field
  • Synthetic junior cricket pitch

Dogs

Dogs are permitted on leash at all times and unleashed between 3:30pm and 10:30am.

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilet
  • Baby change table

History

Originally called Blackburn Cove honouring the Master of HM Armed Tender Supply. Since the area saw much activity by convicts cutting reeds as a source of roof thatching in the early days of the colony, the name became established as the 'Rushcutting Bay' from which the present name derives. The creek has two arms; that rising in present day Darlinghurst and the other, Glenmore Brook, rising in Woollahra and which passed through lower Paddington - the valley also carried the romantic name Lacro.

A heritage-listed stormwater channel divides Rushcutters Bay Park between Woollahra Council and City of Sydney, which manages the western half of the park.

Plans of management

Download the Rushcutters Bay Park, Yarranabbe Park and Plantation Reserve Plan of Management (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Park layout

Irrigation

  • Bore water is used for irrigation