Picnics & BBQs

BBQ Blaxand Riverside Park Photo: F Sacco

Sydney Olympic Park offers a tempting choice of food outlets and cafes all within strolling distance of the major venues and parklands, so whether you bring your own from home or buy it here ready-to-eat, you’re sure to find the picnic spot that’s just right.

Spread a blanket on the grass or take a seat under a shade sail and enjoy an alfresco meal in one of the picturesque parks. Facilities include free barbecues, picnic shelters and shade areas, walking trails, cycle paths, playgrounds and playful fountains. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome but please comply with the signposted ‘no dogs’ areas that are protecting sensitive habitats for local wildlife.

And if you don’t feel like doing the cooking then you’ll be pleased that many of the Park’s cafes and food to go outlets have superb takeaway offerings too.


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Archery Park 

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Bicentennial Park

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Blaxland Riverside Park

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10am - 4pm 

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Cathy Freeman Park

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Fig Grove

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Newington Armory

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Wentworth Common

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Hire a picnic site for your group

Pre-book your favourite spot and take the whole crew out for the day. There's a huge range of outdoor spaces and pavilions of all sizes available to hire for picnics, community and social events, school gatherings and weddings. Visit the Outdoor Spaces for Hire for more information.