Rushcutters Bay 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.

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