Parramatta Park

February 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Parramatta Park is located in Parramatta, a suburb in the metropolitan area of Sydney. It is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney Central Business District (CDB) on the banks of the Parramatta River. While Parramatta was founded in 1788, the same year as Sydney, the Darug people lived there first. They regarded the area as rich in food from the river and forests and called it Baramada or Burramatta ('Parramatta') which means "head of waters." Radiocarbon dating suggests human activity occurred in Parramatta from around 30,000 years ago (ref).

Today, visitors can observe 140 species of wildlife in the Park. There are various picnic shelters as well as a walking and cycling loop that is 3.2 kilometres long and a riverside pathway. The 85 ha Park was founded in 1858.

Many birds can be seen in the Park, like Little Corella-a type of cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet,  Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Noisy Miner, but also ducks and teals.

Parramatta Park

 

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More pictures from Parramatta Park here

 


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