Better streets and spaces

More opportunities to exercise safely during the Covid-19 pandemic

Our sports fields lights are on later so more people can exercise outside after dark.

Alexandria Park

With people staying at home due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, taking time to exercise outside is more important than ever.

Not everyone can make it out during the day due to work and other commitments. And providing more opportunities to exercise after dark helps avoid crowding in public spaces.

That’s why we’re helping the community exercise safely by keeping the lights on later.

The lights at 13 of our 14 sports fields will be turned on from 5pm until 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Redfern Oval won't be lit. Specific Covid-19 restrictions apply to that location since since it is leased by the Souths Rugby League team.

Responding to wet weather

The lighting of the parks during the week also depend on the usual wet weather closure requirements.

The lights will be on if the oval is open.

City of Sydney residents can check the wet weather status of their local sports field.

Exercising in your local area

From 5pm Friday, 9 July the New South Wales public health orders and stay at home restrictions have changed.

You can now only gather outside in groups of 2 people – unless you are with members of your own household.

People must also stay in their local government area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation.

Avoiding overcrowded areas

If you’re visiting our playgrounds, skate parks or parks, please remember to physically distance.

We are doing extra cleaning of our playgrounds and fitness stations. But you should wipe them down before and after use.

Ross Street Playground, Minogue Crescent, Forest Lodge
Ross Street Playground, Minogue Crescent, Forest Lodge

There are over 400 parks of various sizes in our area, from pocket parks to extensive parklands. Consider trying a different, quieter one.

Find information on changes to our services and facilities during the pandemic.

Public health information correct as of 9 July 2021. Please check the NSW Government for up-to-date information.

Published 5 July 2021, updated 9 July 2021