An entertaining family park close to the water with picnic and barbecue facilities, covered seating, shade and a fun playground.

Getting To Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point

Where Is It?

Peter Depena Reserve is located between Russell Avenue and Sanoni Avenue in the St George suburbs of Dolls Point and Sandringham. Access by heading south along Marine Parade along the Brighton-Le-Sands foreshore and turning left onto Malula Street, or connect to Russell Avenue from Rocky Point Road in San Souci.


The 303, X03 and 478 both stop on Malula Street and Russell Avenue near Depena Reserve.

Bike Route

Follow the Cooks Park / Lady Robinsons Beach shared bike path to Peter Depena Reserve. The bike path joins Bestic Street Cycleway in Kyeemagh, which in turn connects to the Alexandra Canal Cycleway and Cooks River Cycleway via the Eve Street Cycleway.


The best street address is corner of Malula Street and Carruthers Drive, Dolls Point NSW 2219


There is dedicated parking on Carruthers Street and at the south end of Cooks Park on Sandringham Street. Even so, Depena Reserve is a popular park during the summer and school holidays. so you will want to get in early or find parking on the backstreets nearby.


Google Maps Link – Peter Depena Reserve | Dolls Point

Things To Do

Throw The World’s Greatest Australia Day BBQ

With plenty of electric barbecues (free to use) a couple of large covered picnic enclosures and multiple smaller tables (both shaded and covered) there’s plenty of opportunity to show off your skills as an outdoor chef. Peter Depena Reserve is one of Sydney’s most popular picnic parks, particularly on public holidays like Australia Dsyx so get in early during the holidays to secure a spot.

Peter Depena Reserve Picnic Tables & BBQ Dolls Point

Unleash The Kids On Peter Depena Playground

Set back from the water this awesome kids playground has plenty of fun equipment Including slides, swings, forts and rope climb. There’s sun shades to keep the UV away and picnic tables and amenities nearby.

Peter Depena Reserve Dolls Point Beach Kite Surfing

Take A Dip (Or Try Your Hand At Kite Surfing)

While it’s not patrolled by lifesavers, the water at Dolls Point Beach is mostly flat and calm, making it a popular swimming beach during the summer. When the winds are high, expect to find upa dozen or so kite surfers catching air (and waves) around the sandy headland to the north of the beach. Dolls Point Beach part of the Lady Robinsons Beach Foreshore which has one of the largest and most active kite surfing communities in Sydney.

Peter Depena Reserve Fishing Kite Surfing

Get In Early For Some Fishing Off The Groyne

The best spots for fishing along Cook Park and Peter Depena Reserve include the extensive rock groynes stretching out into Botany Bay. Get in early to avoid the crowds or try your luck in the late afternoons. Fish you might find in this part of Botany Bay include whiting, bream and flathead.


  • Food

    There are electric barbecues on site and a cafe and restaurant in the park as well.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There’s plenty of rubbish bins in the park.

  • Toilets

    There’s men’s and women’s toilets at Peter Depena Reserve in the building painted with bright murals.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs should be kept on leash on the walking tradk and away from the playground.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    There’s a couple of books lock up areas scattered along the bike/ walkway towards Cook Park


Cook Park Brighton-Le-Sands Cycleway Picnic Area

Cook Park | Brighton-Le-Sands

Spanning the length of the Lady Robinsons Beach Foreshore, Cook Park features plenty of picnic areas, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, cafes and a shared bicycle / walking path.

Scarborough Park Kogarah

Scarborough Park | Kogarah

An extensive parkland with local vegetation around a wide creek, and filled with playgrounds, dog walking parks, tennis courts and sportsgrounds

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