Parks and Reserves

Mosman Council manages a variety of parks, reserves and foreshore areas which serve as venues for formal and informal recreation for all age groups in the community.

Download our resident app, MyMosman, for interactive maps and information on parks and reserves, including bubblers and toilet facilities. Extra information is provided for dog owners.

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Parks and reserves in Mosman, listing their location and facilities

Locations and facilities

Balmoral Foreshore Reserve and Beach

Edwards Bay Road to Balmoral Park, Balmoral

Toilets and change rooms located at Bathers Pavilion; Tramshed bus stop, behind pavilion at wharf, Balmoral Oval Pavilion; disabled access; tables and seating; small playground located near the Wharf; walks; street parking; kiosks at Bathers Pavilion or wharf, restaurants and shops along The Esplanade, swimming enclosure with sharkproof net, fishing, sailing. Pay and display parking available at Southern end.

Balmoral Park

South end of the Esplanade, Balmoral

Facilities: Bicycle track, playground located near wharf, picnic tables and seating; car park (Pay & Display); volleyball net permitted on beach at most of southern end; fitness circuit around outskirt of Balmoral oval 631.25m track; two playing fields, two synthetic wickets, cricket nets, night lighting on playing fields;wharf (accessible by private ferry); toilets located at Balmoral Wharf or Balmoral Oval Pavilion only; disabled access;

Bradley Bushland Reserve

Middle Head Road, Mosman

Nature walkway, wildflower walk and seating. Street parking.

Carroll’s Lookout

Eastern end of Edwards Bay Road, Mosman

Look-out and seat. Street parking.

Chinaman’s Beach

McLean Crescent, Mosman

Children’s playground, bushland reserve, street parking and carpark (pay and display ticket area) large open reserve, toilets, change rooms, beach with no net.

Chowder Head

Morella Road, Mosman

(Sydney Harbour National Park) Remnant bushland, bird watching, spotlighting, foreshore bushwalking track from the Zoo Wharf to Clifton Gardens, views of the city and harbour. Bush regeneration sites.

Clifton Gardens

Adjoining Clifton Gardens Reserve, Morella Road, Mosman

Sydney Harbour National Park. Remnant bushland, birdwatching, spotlighting, views of the city and harbour, bushwalking track to Rawson Oval. Toilets, disabled access, tables and seating, lots of trees, large open area, play equipment, two basketball hoops, change rooms, seating, baths and wharf. Parking available (pay and display ticket area) ; walking tracks; wharf (accessible by private ferry); not accessible to buses over 6m; dog exercise area allowed off leash.

Mosman Council does not take bookings/reservations for the covered picnic tables at Clifton Gardens reserve.

Please note the car park gate at the Morella Road entrance to Clifton Gardens Reserve will be locked at 9.30pm and opened at 6am each day. A service for after hours opening of the gate will be available for $88.00 including GST.

Clifton Gardens Reserve

Morella Road, Mosman

Sydney Harbour National Park. Remnant bushland, birdwatching, spotlighting, views of the city and harbour, bushwalking track to Rawson Oval. Toilets, disabled access, tables and seating, lots of trees, large open area, play equipment, two basketball hoops, change rooms, seating, baths and wharf. Parking available (pay and display ticket area) ; walking tracks; wharf (accessible by private ferry); not accessible to buses over 6m; dog exercise area allowed off leash.

Mosman Council does not take bookings/reservations for the covered picnic tables at Clifton Gardens reserve.

Please note the car park gate at the Morella Road entrance to Clifton Gardens Reserve will be locked at 9.30pm and opened at 6am each day. A service for after hours opening of the gate will be available for $88.00 including GST.

Countess Park

Cnr Awaba and Countess Streets, Mosman

Street parking, children’s playground, gently sloping tree studded area with seating.

Curraghbeena Park

Raglan Street, Mosman

Street parking, seating, foreshore bushland reserve and play equipment.

Ellery Park

Western side of Spit Road, Mosman

On-site interpretation works and signage relating to the history of the site and the orginal Spit Bridge, seating, viewing deck.

Harnett Park

Mosman Bay

Carpark, foreshore walk, harbour frontage, rest park and bushland area, rowers’ club and marina.

Hunter Park

The Esplanade, Balmoral

Street parking, play equipment, seating, rest and recreation park, scattered trees and lawn area and Hunter Memorial. Disabled access to toilets on opposite side of The Esplanade.

Joel’s Reserve

13 – 15 Julian Street, Mosman

Street parking, open grassed area, Heritage feature, walking track to foreshore, bushland restoration works. Joel’s Reserve is the site of a major stormwater treatment project that was completed in late 2006.

Lawry Plunkett Reserve

Beaconsfield Road, Mosman

Street parking, play equipment, seating, rest and recreation park with an open grassed area and Natural and Cultural Heritage Walk.

Little Ashton Park

Whiting Beach Road, Mosman

Bushland, gardens and rock art. Free mulch available on Sundays 9am to 3pm. Limited access (no trailers please).

Little Curraghbeena Reserve

Southern end of Musgrave Street, Mosman

Small amenity reserve with grassed area, seating and harbour views. Fish from the seawall.

Memorial Park

Cnr Gouldsbury Street and The Crescent, Mosman

Street parking, seating and a children’s playground. Toilets at Allan Border Oval.

Memory Park

Cowles Road, Mosman

Street parking, playground, seating, basketball hoop, a flat grassed area, handball court, large trees and a rest area. No alcohol permitted between 7.00pm to 10am 7 days per week.

Mosman Park

The Crescent and Myahgah Road, Mosman

Toilets at Allan Border Oval, memorial gardens, seating and street parking.

Parriwi Lighthouse

Parriwi Road, Mosman

Lighthouse and bushland reserve with seating, lookout with views of Middle Harbour, rest area and street parking.

Parriwi Park

Spit Road, Mosman

Nature and bushland reserve with seating, lookout, bushwalking and street parking.

Quakers Foreshore Reserve

Bay Street, Mosman

Street parking, nature reserve and foreshore reserve.

Quakers Hat Park

Quakers Hat to Pearl Bay, Mosman

Street parking, bushland reserve, Beauty Point Foreshore nature walk that is steep in parts with lookouts, small sheltered beaches. Access from Southern end of Pearl Bay.

Rawson Park

Cross Street, Mosman

Seating, netball courts, toilets and change rooms at Rawson Oval, rest and recreation area, Scottish Cairn, Anderson Memorial, carpark and street parking.

Reid Park

Harnett Avenue, Mosman

Play equipment, sporting facilities, Bolivia Bridge, street parking, seating, large open reserve and bushland reserve; no toilets (closest block is at Mosman Wharf 200m away); disabled access; Childrens’s playground; synthetic cricket wickets; junior cricket pitch used in summer (Oct-Mar) on Saturdays.

Rosherville Reserve and Chinaman’s Beach

McLean Crescent, Mosman

Children’s playground, bushland reserve, street parking and carpark (pay and display ticket area) large reserve, toilets, change rooms and beach with no net.

Sirius Park and Foreshore

Sirius Cove Road, Mosman

Rest and recreation park with a bushland and foreshore reserve, carpark and street parking, play equipment, fishing, toilets, sailing, change rooms, seating and bushwalking.

Spit West Reserve

The Spit, Mosman

Toilets, children’s playground, synthetic cricket wicket, Lucinda Federation Memorial; disabled access; tables and seating; public bus service;parking (pay and display ticket area) and a large grassed area.

Public Amenities

To locate Council and privately-managed public toilets in Mosman, visit the National Public Toilet Map and enter postcode 2088 in the Find box.

The National Public Toilet Map provides useful information about each toilet, including location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets. The service is provided by the Department of Social Services.

Fires & BBQs

Fires are prohibited in Mosman’s parks and reserves.

Mosman Council does not install BBQs on any reserves – you are permitted to bring your own as long as the BBQ is gas only and above the ground. There should be no naked flames/spit roasts etc that require coals.

If there is a total fire ban in force then no BBQs are permitted at all.

You can check if a Total Fire Ban applies by:

Memorials in Public Areas

Council regularly receives applications to install memorials in public areas. Balmoral is a particularly popular. The management of memorials in public areas can be an emotional issue. Too many memorial plaques in an area can also change the ‘feel’ of a park from a relaxed, informal recreation area to a memorial reserve and the oversupply of park furniture can inhibit use of an open parkland space. For these reasons there is a limited number of suitable locations available in Mosman.

Council has adopted a policy on the placement Memorials in Public Areas to provide guidance to applicants. The main items of the policy and application people need to be aware of are:

  • Memorials are to be in recognition of a long term resident of Mosman or a person who has contributed to the Mosman Community over many years.
  • Furniture will be to Council’s design.
  • The furniture will remain the property of Mosman Council which will maintain it according to maintenance programs while it is viable to do so.
  • If and when the furniture is replaced the plaque will be returned to the applicant.
  • The location will be in accordance with an agreed plan or on an item of existing park furniture which does not have a plaque on it.
  • Council retains the right to relocate the furniture to an alternate site if it is considered necessary to do so.
  • Council will not be responsible for replacement of the plaque (ie due to vandalism or theft)
  • All costs as identified on the application form are the responsibility of the applicant.

The application form is available at the following link:

Booking Parks and Reserves

These reserves, beaches and parks are available on a casual basis. Council bookings are essential for organised events of more than 50 people. See Outdoor Venues.

Parks and Gardens Policy

A Parks and Gardens Policy has been devised to acknowledge the importance of Parks and Garden reserves and the value placed on them by the community:

The policy will ensure that these areas are maintained in a holistic manner and kept in the best possible condition for current and future generations.

Crown Land Reserve Trusts

The map identifies all Crown Land in Mosman over which Council has been appointed Reserve Trust Manager.