Rouse Hill picnic area and playground
Rouse Hill Regional Park
Dog-friendly Rouse Hill Regional Park is a great day out – enjoy a barbecue, walk or bike ride and let the kids explore the playground. It’s great for a birthday party.
- Picnic areas
- Rouse Hill Regional Park
- Please note
- Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park.
- There are rainwater tanks, but it is recommended that you boil this water before drinking.
Rouse Hill picnic area and playground makes for a perfect family day out. When the kids have had enough of monkeying around on the swings, slides, maze, playhouses and rope bridge, they can ride their bikes or rollerblade around the paths, play ball games or relax at the picnic shelters while their lunch cooks on the barbecue.
Older children will enjoy the separate adventure playground and there is plenty of space for bikes and scooters. It’s a great spot for a birthday party — there’s room for everyone, with big picnic tables to fit in all your guests.
Plus, the park is dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friends along to walk beside you.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/rouse-hill-picnic-area-and-playground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Rouse Hill Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Rouse Hill Regional Park opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about the Rouse Hill picnic area and playground.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
On entering Rouse Hill Regional Park from the Worcester Road entrance, follow the road to its end at the carpark.
Park entry points
- Rouse Hill carpark See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at the Rouse Hill picnic area and playground carpark, including several designated disabled spots.
Best times to visit
Rouse Hill Regional Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for an early morning jog in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or enjoy a day of bike riding in autumn.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 28°C
4°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Toilet facilities are available at the oval.
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at the oval
You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.
Dogs are permitted in this part of the park – you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in the pavilions.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Parramatta (40 km)
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Rouse Hill (30 km)
Located north-west of the Sydney CBD in the Hills District, Rouse Hill is home to Rouse Hill Regional Park, where you can take your dog for a walk, enjoy a picnic with family and friends, and even hire an outdoor wedding venue.
Sydney City Centre (41 km)
No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.
Rouse Hill picnic area and playground is in Rouse Hill Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
If you're looking for a memorable location for your wedding or special event, think about hiring the Crebra or Fibrosa Pavilions. These fabulous open pavilions sit strikingly in the landscape, allowing your guests to enjoy the surroundings while being sheltered from the elements. Every weekend Rouse Hill Regional Park is full of the sounds of families enjoying themselves riding bikes around the trails, clambering about the adventure playground, enjoying a kids' party at the barbecues and taking the dog for a walk. There's plenty of room to stretch your legs in the wide open spaces; once the paddocks of Rouse Hill House.
- Fibrosa and Crebra Pavilions Fibrosa and Crebra Pavilions are great locations for a family celebration or birthday party. Perfect for small or large gatherings, there are picnic tables and barbecues surrounded by green space.
- Rouse Hill picnic area and playground Dog-friendly Rouse Hill Regional Park is a great day out – enjoy a barbecue, walk or bike ride and let the kids explore the playground. It’s great for a birthday party.
Angophora species such as broad-leaved apple trees and eucalypt varieties like grey box and forest red gum are prevalent throughout Cumberland Plain woodland, supported by Rouse Hill Regional Park. Other endangered ecological communities found in the area include shale sandstone transition forest and Sydney coastal river-flat forest. Rouse Hill Regional Park is also a significant home to local endangered microbats, such as the fishing bat.
- Second Ponds Creek walk Go for a bike ride or take your dog for a walk along the short Second Ponds Creek walk in Rouse Hill Regional Park. It’s a great way to start or finish to your picnic.
Plants and animals you may see
Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)
One of the most widespread of Australian tree-dwelling marsupials, the common brushtail possum is found across most of NSW in woodlands, rainforests and urban areas. With strong claws, a prehensile tail and opposable digits, these native Australian animals are well-adapted for life amongst the trees.
Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Found throughout Australia, the tawny frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl due to its wide, powerful beak, large head and nocturnal hunting habits. The ‘oom oom oom’ call of this native bird can be heard echoing throughout a range of habitats including heath, woodlands and urban areas.
Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus)
The striking blue and black plumage of the adult male superb fairy wren makes for colourful bird watching across south-eastern Australia. The sociable superb fairy wrens, or blue wrens, are Australian birds living in groups consisting of a dominant male, mouse-brown female ‘jenny wrens’ and several tawny-brown juveniles.