Picturesque AFL sportsfield along the Cooks River close to Marrickville Golf Course, Steel Park and the Cooks River Cycleway.

Getting To H J Mahoney Memorial Reserve

Where Is It?

H J Mahoney Memorial Reserve is located along the north bank of the Cooks River near the Marrickville Golf Course and Steel Park. Wharf Street runs along the northern end of the park and connects to Beauchamp Street and Illawarra Road.


The 423 and L23 both stop on Illawarra Road right next to the park.

Bike Route

The Cooks River Cycleway runs through nearby Steel Park and along the south bank of the Cooks River


The corner of Beauchamp Street and Wharf Street, Marrickville NSW 2204 is the best street address.


Wharf Street has parking bays or street slide parking on Beauchamp Street and Livingstone Road.


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Things To Do

Kick The Footy Around (Just Watch Out For The River)

Standing in the middle of H J Mahoney Memorial Reserve, you’ve got to wonder how many overcooked balls have been lost to the Cooks River. Still, it’s a pretty great spot for a match. Teams from AFL Sydney playhere on weekends.


Enjoy A Barbecue Under Some Shady Trees

Let’s be honest, not everyone’s idea of a good time is kicking balls between posts. Some of us just prefer to chill out with a nice steak sandwich. There’s a barbecue beneath the trees near the bench seats, or you could try nearby Steel Park where there’s picnic tables and barbecues as well.


Check Out Waterplay Park & The Cooks River

Just a hop and a skip over Illawarra Road, Waterplay Park in Steel Park boasts some fun summertime Play equipment including water frames and slides. The Cooks River Cycleway runs through here, and you can also walk along the Riverbank near the sports field beneath the shady trees.



  • Food

    Barbecues on site and ships nearby like Adora Handmade Chocolates (favourite spot for cyclists on a coffee break).

  • Rubbish Bins

    Yes there are bins in H J Mahoney Memorial Reserve.

  • Toilets

    Toilets and change rooms are here.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs welcome but should be kept clear of the sports field when games are on.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    Bikes can be locked up in Steel Park or on a fenced area at H J Mahoney Reserve.



Steel Park & Waterplay Park

Popular family picnic area with fun Play equipment for the kids, Steel Park is nestled along the Cooks River and also includes

Gough Whitlam Park | Earlwood

Gough Whitlam Park

Another Cooks River gem, Gough Whitlam Park is home to playgrounds, a cricket oval, memorial gardens and a basketball court. You’ll also find a cafe onsite and the Cycleway passed through here as well.

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