The People of Parramatta Park - Tell us your story and win a night on the town!
Parramatta Park is celebrating it’s 160-anniversary, and we’re telling its story through the words of the people who know and love it.
Tell your story and win a night on the town!
Submit your story below to the ‘People of Parramatta Park’ gallery and you could win a night at SKYE Hotel Suites, as well as dinner for two at Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar – both in the heart of Parramatta – worth a total prize value of $500. More info and full terms and conditions here.
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
"It was the first place we ventured out together"
Parramatta Park will always hold a special place in my heart and memories for the daily walks I take with my baby. It was the first place we...
Sandra K, 2018
"... my thoughts went to all the pretty spots ..."
I was born in Parramatta Hospital, not far from the Park, and I went to high school in Parramatta. So, when we were planning our wedding in ...
Lyn P, 1990
I love this Park
I lived in Hunter street across from the park for many years. With that park being my running track for the entirety (perfect 3.5km).
Leon D, 2018
Avoiding the stampede
When I was a small child in mid-1950s, my family lived in North Parramatta (the other side of the road was East Parramatta) and we had relat...
John C, 2018
My father, Ralph Coleman was Chair of Parramatta Park Trust for about 30 years.
In the late-90s, I discovered a huge Coleman family photogra...
Helen M, 2018
We always think of it as home
Our home was the Ranger's Cottage, next to the Dairy Cottage. I had four other children while living in the Park; Jody in 1974; Troy in 1978...
Rhonda K, 2018
King of the Speedway
I remember my dad, Stan Overton, taking me to Westmead Speedway when I was 8 or 9 years old. A fast dirt track and the best driver was Bib S...
Dennis O, 1953
A memorable part of my teenage years
I first attended the King's School as a 12-year-old in 1956 and boarded in Thomas House, on the western edge of Parramatta Park for two year...
Michael W, 2018
An unforgettable moment
Parramatta Park will always be a special place for me not only for its history and beauty, but because I spent many days with my new born so...
Megan M, 2012
The perfect combination of dynamism and serenity
The best part of Parramatta Park is the open space, the vegetation and the animals. Here is an example of my nature photography. The Park ca...
Phillip d, 2018
A Park life
Lived in Helen St., Westmead. Mum probably took me for walks when I was a baby, in 1963. My memories: watching the cycle races in the Park; ...
Andrew G, 1963
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
A greyhound named 'Capitulate'
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
A descendent of George Salter
I’ve lived in Wentworthville since the age of five. I have always enjoyed going to Parramatta Park. Not only it is rich in colonial history,...
Roslyn V, 2018