The People of Parramatta Park - Share your story!
What’s a party without a celebratory speech? To celebrate Parramatta Park’s 160th birthday, we’re creating the People of Parramatta Park Gallery and telling the story of Parramatta Park – in YOUR words!
Throughout the year, we’ll be publishing your stories below and on our social media – using the hashtag #ParraPark160.
So, start writing and help us say Happy Birthday to the Park Where History Comes Alive!
Happy birthday, Parramatta Park
My husband Gerard and I are raising three lively kids in a small townhouse in North Parramatta: for us, great places to get out and about ar...
Elizabeth S, 2018
The best family gathering
My fondest memory of Parramatta Park is from the 8th of September 1995. I was a 35-year-old woman, six months pregnant with my fourth child ...
Vicky B, 2018
My ancestry is connected to the Park
I am a seventh-generation descendant of Matthew Everingham, a first fleet convict. Although my ancestors lived and moved all around the Sydn...
Sam E, 2018
My childhood favourite
As a teenager I would often visit Paramatta Park where I would watch or play basketball, netball, softball, cricket, rollerskating and, of c...
Robert F, 2018
Memories of a scout
It was as a cub and then a scout that my memories are the strongest. I would be out some nights with the scout mates spotting possums around...
Gary J C, 2018
The best office in Parramatta
My name’s Uday and I’m a Ranger in Parramatta Park. In my opinion, Parra Park is the best office in Parramatta, and it’s certainly the bigge...
Uday , 0
The Queen's visit and beyond
In the early 60’s I was at school in Parramatta High. We played a lot of our sport in the old cattle paddock. I scored the odd try playing R...
Keith R, 2018