Sport & Recreation

There are lots of options for relaxing in Willoughby. Although the area is famous for its shopping, there are also places to fly a kite, have a picnic, swim, play sport or go bushwalking close by. Or perhaps you’d like to try an exercise or craft class at one of the community centres… all that and more is close by, and Council is eager for you to take advantage of these facilities.

There are parks, playgrounds, and plenty of sporting fields around for hire that are used regularly by local sporting clubs. You can see the list, what they can be used for, and which clubs use them.

The Northbridge Baths are a popular choice for swimmers who want a more natural setting.

There are also bushwalking tracks, and guided walks that provide a relaxing and fascinating outdoor experience.

The Chatswood Youth Centre provides recreational facilities for young people, including table tennis, pool tables, air hockey and foosball. On the rooftop the centre also offers basketball, volleyball and soccer, punching bags, table tennis and mini skate facilities. The nearby skate park is perfect for skateboards, bmx bikes, scooters and blades.

Hiring of parks, sportsgrounds and reserves

Many of Council's open spaces are available for hire by sportgroups and personal trainers. Some parks are also appropriate for hire for wedding ceremonies. For more information, phone Council's Sportsground Booking Officer on 9777 7799.