Keep our water clean for swimming
They may be cute – but by feeding the ducks you are risking their health and contributing to environmental problems.
When you feed the ducks they pollute the water and become overweight and sick. They also become aggressive and demand food from people.
Please help keep our water clean for swimming and admire the ducks, but do not feed them!
Lake Parramatta was officially opened for public swimming and water recreation activities on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Scott Lloyd, and marks an important step for the Our Living River initiative.
The Lake was originally closed to swimming in 1942, and since 2006 swimming has only been allowed with prior approval.
Lake Parramatta is located within Lake Parramatta reserve, a 73 hectare (10.5 water surface) natural habitat. The reserve is popular for picnicking, aquatic activities and bushwalking, with a visitors kiosk open on weekends.
Lake Parramatta Reserve has the following facilities:
- Designated swimming area
- Non-motorised boating facilities
- Children’s playground
- Off street car park
- Walking trails
- Public Toilets
- Picnic facilities
- Visitors kiosk
Lake Parramatta Reserve is located in North Parramatta. Enter the reserve from Lackey Street via Bourke Street.
There are currently NO lifeguards at Lake Parramatta, but lifeguards will be on duty every weekend from 29th October 2016 until 25th March 2017 (inclusive). In addition they will be present every day of the summer school holidays and all public holidays between these dates.
There are 68 car parking spots at the reserve. When the car park is full, there is plenty of car parking on surrounding streets. The Lake is located 2km north of the Parramatta CBD. Enter the reserve from Lackey Street via Bourke Street, North Parramatta.