Rushcutters Bay Park is situated on the south side of Sydney Harbour in the eastern suburbs, close to the CBD and Kings Cross.
In the early days of Sydney's settlement, the convicts were regularly ordered to cut the reeds growing in this area, which is how it got its name. First established in 1878, the park has long been associated with sports. There is a grandstand with public toilets, and an oval with opportunities for soccer, football and cricket, as well as tennis courts and grass areas suitable location for running, other ball games, playing with children or sharing a picnic.
The best part of Rushcutters Bay Park is the stunning view of Sydney Harbour. This is one of the few locations that feature public recreation facilities as well as beautiful green trees and harbour views.
It is easily accessed by foot or public transport
, and makes for an enjoyable visit to this historic
area of the city. Address: Rushcutters Bay Park, New Beach Road, Darling Point, NSW, 2027.