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Jenkins Hill picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

Overview

Jenkins Hill picnic area in a popular picnic spot in Lane Cove National Park. Children can play at the playground while you relax on the grass in the shade.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Lane Cove National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited

Jenkins Hill picnic area is located close to the Lane Cove River and weir. There’s a children’s playground that the kids are bound to enjoy and you’ll find picnic tables dotted around the area.

It’s a great place to laze the afternoon away after a tasty picnic or barbecue lunch. Lie back on the grass, gazing up among the trees above and you’ll be sure to spy a lorikeet or two and perhaps a kookaburra. If you’re feeling more energetic, you could bring your canoe or kayak for a spot of paddling along the river. Keep your eyes out for spoonbills wading through the water.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Chatswood office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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