As per Council’s exhibited Fees and Charges, effective from 1 July 2022, The Hills Shire Council is now ‘cashless’ and no longer accepts payments by cash or cheque at any of its facilities.
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The Hills Shire has over 300 parks and reserves in both urban and rural environments.
Excellent barbecue areas, children's playgrounds, bushland walking trails, beautiful formal gardens and wide-open spaces are perfect for social or formal events or to simply take time out and relax.
Please note: There will be times when Council will close or restrict access to its Parks and Reserves.
Closures may happen at short notice for any of the following reasons:
Please observe any closures that are in place.
Please note: BBQ and picnic areas cannot be booked or reserved and are available on a first-come first-served basis.
Discover over 300 parks and reserves across The Hills Shire.
Report an issue with a Park, Playground or Reserve via Citywatch.
Check to see if your sports field has closed due to maintenance or during wet weather.
Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre is a vibrant social and recreational hub for the community. Whether you’re learning to swim or a lap swimmer, an exercise buff or you enjoy a relaxing spa, sauna and steam room; we’ll make your visit an enjoyable one.
This 350+ seat configurable performance space is designed for theatrical works, acoustic and contemporary music, cabaret, large corporate functions, school events, conferences, weddings, family gatherings, film screenings and parties.
Get out, be active, walk and explore local open space areas.
You don’t have to leave The Hills to discover hidden gems, wonderful scenery and native wildlife.
Locate your nearest off-leash exercise area.
View and print off-road and on-road cycleways using the NSW Roads & Maritime Services’ ‘Cycleway Finder’.
The Hills Shire has a diverse range of skate facilities suitable for skaters of all levels.
The Hills Shire Council's tennis courts can be hired from 7am - 10pm Monday - Sunday.
Experience the tranquility of Bella Vista Farm for picnics and BBQs.
Castle Hill Showground is a great location for community events, fairs & shows.
Personal training sessions are only permitted in Council's parks & reserves with permission.
Recommended locations for School Carnivals.
Our Parks and Reserves are free to the public for use. Gazebos, picnic tables, playgrounds and BBQ’s are shared and available on a first-come first-served basis and cannot be reserved.