Discovery Park is a wedge of parkland located opposite Cahill Park on the Cooks River and Princes Highway. It boasts play facilities, barbeques, and heritage buildings available for hire.


Getting to Discovery Park, Wolli Creek


Where Is It?

Discovery Park is located on the southside of the Cooks River right before the bridge, at Discovery Point. Cahill Park is on the opposide side of the highway, Kendrick Park is on the opposite side of the river, and there is a Woolworths and Dan Murphys as you approach to the south. It is also very close to Wolli Creek Station.

Parking

There’s no parking on the Princes Highway so you should try turning on Brodie Sparks Drive and look for parking around there. If you are just dropping someone off, there is a small area out the front of the park, but you can’t park there long term.

 Maps

Google Maps Link – Discovery Park | Wolli Creek


Attractions


Hire Facilities

Everything in the park is available for hire. Tempe House, The Stables, The Chapel, even the Gardens and the Green. Check this link for more information.

Childrens Playground

The children’s playground is in the North East corner of the park near the Barbeques. The park is protected by high fences and gardens, so there is no risk to children, but it can be quite noisey so close to the bridge

Barbeque and Picnic Area

Near the playground there is a well shaded picnic area with barbeques. Great for a day out and close to the river.

Discovery Park Sydney

Mt Olympus Gardens

A short track takes you through some manicured gardens with an interesting variety of native flora. Located in the southern corner of the park. There is also a sundial and some other historical artifacts that link to the history of Tempe House.

Tempe House

An historic colonial building designed by architect John Verge. It is available for hire.

St Magdalene’s Chapel

Built in 1888 by Sherrin and Hennessy architects for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan it is now a popular community venue. Available for hire.

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Amenities


  • Food

    Discovery Point Cafe is nearby, not far from Tempe House. There is also a shopping strip nearby with a Woolworths where you ca pick up snacks etc and Harry’s Cafe De Wheels is on the other side of the bridge towards the city.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish and recycle bins near the BBQs and playground

  • Toilets

    There are no toilets onsite. There are toilets across the road (Princes Highway) in Cahill Park

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are welcome in the park provided they remain onleash and away from the children’s playground


Nearby


Gough Whitlam Park | Earlwood

Gough Whitlam Park | Earlwood

Playgrounds, basketball courts, bike track and picnics by the river are all on offer at Gough Whitlam Park, which also sports several cultural monuments and a cafe.


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