Free outdoor Fitness Stations

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Exercise
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On  a tight budget, trying to get fit without gym membership, I’ve been checking out the free outdoor fitness facilities in my local area. At some point in time you’ve probably walked past a “Fitness Station” in a park, and ignored it, or tried to explain to your child that it doesn’t “do” anything, it’s not play equipment, it’s for people getting fit. But funny that the minute you think you might like to use one near you (if there is one), it can be hard to work out where they’re located.

After much googling, I have stumbled onto some good information about the location of various Sydney fitness stations (which are sometimes called exersites or fitness trails), and have uploaded the locations onto this map:

A university student called Ellie Caldwell reviewed most of these in her 2010 thesis, which is conveniently available to read online here:  Let’s Get Physical: Planning for Outdoor Gyms in Sydney

Inner West

  • King George Park, Rozelle
  • Jarvie Park, Marrickville
  • Steel Reserve, South Marrickville
  • Airey Park, Homebush
  • Henley Park, Enfield
  • Wentworth Park, Glebe/Ultimo
  • Federal Park, Annandale

(Plus Sydney Park and Leichardt have them planned for construction)

Eastern Suburbs

  • Observatory Hill, Millers Point
  • South Sydney Rotary Park, Alexandria
  • Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills
  • Centennial Park, Woollahra
  • Christson Park, Vaucluse
  • Rushcutters Bay Park, Darling Point
  • Yarranabbe Park, Darling Point
  • Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights
  • Gaerloch Reserve, Tamarama
  • Marks Park, Tamarama, Waverley
  • North Bondi Beach, North Bondi
  • Waverley Park, Bondi

 North Shore

  • Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights
  • Koola Park, Killara
  • Lofberg Oval, West Pymble
  • Turramurra Memorial Park, Turramurra
  • Chatswood Oval, Chatswood
  • Gore Hill Oval, St Leonards
  • Castle Cove Oval, Castle Cove
  • North Sydney Civic Park, North Sydney
  • Tunks Park, Northbridge

Nothern Suburbs / Hills to Beaches

  • Boronia Park, Epping
  • James Hoskin Reserve, Carlingford
  • ELS Hall Park, Marsfield
  • Waterloo Park, Marsfield
  • George Thornton Reserve, West Pennant Hills
  • Castlewood Reserve, Castle Hill
  • Ham Common, Richmond
  • Manly Lagoon Reserve, Manly
  • Lakeside Park, North Narrabeen

Parramatta way

  • Doyle Park, Parramatta
  • Arthur Philip Park, Northmead
  • Cowells Lane Reserve, Ermington
  • George Kendall Riverside Park, Ermington
  • Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills
  • Upjohn Park, Dundas
  • Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Auburn
  • Woodward Park, Liverpool

Canturbury/ Bankstown area

  • Bankstown Memorial Park, Bankstown
  • RM Campbell Reserve, Bankstown
  • The Crest Sporting Complex, Georges Hall
  • Cooks River Reserve, Canterbury to Hurlstone Park
  • Kelso Park, South Panania
  • Maluga Passive Park, Birrong
  • Mount Lewis Park, Mount Lewis
  • Playford Park, Padstow


  • Cook Reserve, Ruse, Campbelltown
  • Raby Park, Raby
  • Eschol Park Sports Park, Eschol Park
  • Harrington Lake, Harrington Park, Camden

St George/ Sutherland

  • Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla
  • Marton Park, Kurnell
  • Olds Park, Peakhurst
  • Smith Park, Kingsgrove
  • Stuart Street Park, Blakehurst
  • Cook Park, Dolls Point to Kyeemagh

Let me know if you try any of these out, which are the best ones, and if you hear about any more.

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  2. Kevin W says:

    Thanks for compiling this list!



  3. kats says:

    Yep, great list. Thanks for the info!

  4. Jim says:

    Great work! Thanks for the effort.
    FYI… You can add the outdoor gym on hospital road in the city – behind hospital and right near the domain

  5. Julianne says:

    There is one in Ted Horwood Reserve, Baulkham Hills

  6. Umm says:

    I tried the one at Mount Lewis Park but I found some of the equipment hasn’t been adjusted properly for you to use it effectively. However there’s some new equipment not too far away at Northcote Park Greenacre which works great.
    By the way thanks for compiling this list I was actually searching everywhere on the net for the locations of these types of parks:)

  7. Athene says:

    Check out
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    ! I absolutely loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you book marked to look at new stuff you post…

  9. John says:

    This is great, thanks.

  10. Pat says:

    Is there really one in Centennial Park? It would be expected, but I haven’t found one there.

  11. Pat says:

    There’s a small one in a little park between Sutherland Road and Whitton Road Chatswood. New equipment. The park doesn’t even feature on google maps!

  12. Jake Harry says:

    it’s not mandatory that when you i”ll join gym then only u’ll be fit ,you can do regular excercise in your home only or doing morning walk.

  13. Jake Harry says:

    Nice Article for Pilates Chatswood.

  14. Peter B says:

    There’s exercise equipment at Maroubra Beach near the Kiosk

  15. lisA says:

    Thanks for the effort…. another site had none listed in my area.

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  18. sandybelle says:

    Thankyou so much. Been through a very rough time but at least I can start working out again now 🙂

  19. Elise says:

    There’s a new outdoor gym at Milson Park in Westmead. It looks a lot better than most outdoor gyms I’ve seen. Each station has a different colour rather than the usual grays and blacks.

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  21. Tamara says:

    Hi there’s one in James park in Hornsby too, it has about 8 exercise machines aNd a walking track

  22. Andre says:

    I’ve put together a new site that locates all the outdoor gyms, fitness stations and fitness trails in Sydney and across Australia, and we’re addnig more around the world every day. You can find a location near you here: – feel free to add locations we don’t already have – and photos!

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