Historic Sports field in the heart of Sydney’s Inner West, Pratten Park has expanded over the years to include a playground, lawn bowls and tennis club.


Getting To Pratten Park, Ashfield


Where Is It?

Pratten Park is located on Arthur Street in Ashfield. Access from Milton Street (Arthur Street is one way East). There is also Street access from Park Lane, take Park Avenue from Holden Street.

Buses & Trains

The 491 stops on Holden Street near Arthur Street. Ashfield Train Station is a 10-15 minute walk from Pratten Park.

Bike Route

There’s not much in the form of dedicated bike paths in Ashfield as of yet. Stick to the backstreets and you should find pleasant riding without too much hassle.

Address

The best street address is the corner of Arthur and Rose Street, Ashfield NSW 2131.

Parking

There’s street parking in the side streets nearby and dedicated parking off Arthur Street near the playground. Get’s busy during major events

Maps


Google Maps Link


Things To Do


History Of Pratten Park

Named after Herbert Pratten, a Mayor and Alderman of Ashfield, Pratten Park was the first home ground of the Western Suburbs Magpies Rugby League Team. The Magpies called Pratten Park Home from 1912 to 1966.

Pratten Park Playground

Slides, swings a merry go round and a climbing frame are among the play equipment you’ll find at Pratten Park Playground. Fenced, there’s unfortunately no sunshades, bit it’s still a nice place to keep the kids occupied.

Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association

With grass court tennis clubs few and far between, the WSLTA has been serving up tournaments and contests at all ages and skill levels for over a century. Find out more about this historic club at their website.

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Pratten Park Bowling Club

Favourite spot for the locals, the Pratten Park Bowling Club is located in an historic building with some well maintained lawns and an active community of weekend bowlers.

Wests Cricket & Cricket Nets

During summer competition the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club calls Pratten Park Home. They played their first game back in October 1912, with over a century of history at the club. You can find out more about the club at their website.

There’s also a rank of practice nets on top of the hill in the southeast corner of the park.

Thirning Villa & Artist Residence

The artist in residence program is operated by Ashfield Council and offers opportunities for artists of various disciplines to contribute to the vibrant art community in Sydney. The program is only open to artists outside of Sydney, be they rural, interstate or international. Find out more at the website:

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Amenities


  • Food

    Try the bowling club, or there’s a nice cafe and bakery near Peace Park on Trevenar and Holden Streets. Finally, venture north on Holden to Ashfield’s main shopping strip.

  • Rubbish Bins

    Bins are easy to find in the park.

  • Toilets

    There are disability access toilets in the park.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Pratten Park isn’t really suitable for dogs.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    There are a few potential spots to chain a bike up, but nothing official right now.


Nearby


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Peace Park

With a unique dedicated off leash dog section completed with challenges for your best friend, a playground for kids, picnic and barbecue areas, rolling, spacious greens and a watchtower with epic views around the west, Peace Park is the perfect spot for a family day out. Don’t forget the dogs!


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Ashfield Park

Popular and expansive village green on Parramatta Road, Ashfield Park offers a diverse range of options from sports fields and picnic areas to gardens and lawn bowls. Beloved by the local community, there’s plenty to explore at Ashfield Park.


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