Waterloo Park, Waterloo

Waterloo park is divided by McAvoy Street with the playing field and skate park to the south and wild, sloping gardens, basketball court and children’s playground to the north. Here’s a map link.

The difference between the two ‘sections’ of the park is defined by the way the northern gardens slope up into a dappled semi wilderness, while the playing field is flat, green, and well maintained.


There are public toilets behind the stand overlooking the playing field. The field is fenced all around with signs prohibiting dogs. Dogs are permitted on leash around the field and skate park and off leash in the gardens.

There are stairs to assist with the steep climb that give way to a gentle downslope. At the northern end  you find the basketball courts and children’s play area that lead into the tree lined backstreets of Redfern / Waterloo.

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Waterloo Park is not without its quirks. There is a werid undercover seating area that is reminiscent of a bomb shelter. It’s proximity to other large parks like Redfern Park to the north and Alexandria Park to the west means you can come here most days and find relative peace and quiet in the inner suburbs.


Playing field
Top notch skate park
Dappled, wild gardens (dog off leash permitted in this area)
Basketball Half court
Children’s playing field
Public toilets

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