Fagan Park

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Address:
38-48 Arcadia Road, Galston

Phone:
(02) 9847 6853

Email:
hsc@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

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Opening Hours

Eastern Standard Time: 7am until sunset
Daylight Savings Time: 7am to 6.30pm
Christmas Day (25 December) - CLOSED

Fagan Park is open all year round, 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day.


Parking

There are two car parks, one off Arcadia Rd at the main park entrance, and another off Carrs Rd. Parking costs $5 per vehicle. Please note, there is no refund for entering via the wrong car park.


Attractions and things to do

Fagan Park Bridge
  • Enjoy a picnic or BBQ. Picnic shelters and electric BBQs (accepting $1 coins) are scattered throughout the grounds.
  • Relax with a coffee. The coffee cart is open on weekends and during school holidays.
  • Explore the Gardens of Many Nations. Covering an area of 10ha, there are eleven themed gardens, including Japanese, Dutch, Chinese and Mediterranean gardens.
  • Discover local history at Netherby Cottage, the original Fagan family homestead, and the adjoining museum.
  • Let the kids run free. There are two large playgrounds and plenty of open space for kite flying and informal games.
  • Take in the local bushland along a short bushwalking trail.
  • Jump on a bike and explore the grounds along the bicycle paths.
  • Host an event. There are five large picnic shelters available for hire which are perfect for birthdays and other social events. Each garden in the Gardens of Many Nations can also be hired for weddings. (See below for more information.)
  • Learn about sustainable gardening at the Eco Garden.

Download Fagan Park Brochure and Map - 1.1MB


Netherby Cottage

Netherby Cottage

Netherby Cottage and the Rural Museums are staffed by the Friends of Fagan Park and are open on the following days:

  • Every Tuesday from 10am - 4pm
  • The second Sunday of each month from 1:30pm - 4pm

Guided tours of the park including Netherby Cottage are available on Tuesdays only. To enquire about booking a guided tour, please phone Council on 9847 6853.


History

Fagan Park covers an area of about 55 hectares on Arcadia Road at Galston. The land was originally owned by the Fagan family and operated as an orchard and cattle farm. The site was donated by the Fagan family to the Department of Lands with Hornsby Shire Council appointed as sole trustee for the park.

The park was adopted as Council's bicentennial project and was officially opened in November, 1988.

For more information download A History of Fagan Park - 85kb


Picnic shelters

Fagan Park has five large picnic shelters available for hire.

The shelters are perfect for many events such as family reunions, birthday parties, Christmas parties, school outings and company picnics.

Cost: each booking costs $123 per day, or part of a day.

Arcadia Rd Shelter 1

Arcadia Rd, Shelter 1

This shelter is surrounded by trees and is located close to toilets and the Arcadia Rd car park.

Capacity: There is seating for 36 adults or 48 children, with extra room to accommodate a total of about 60 people.

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Arcadia Rd Shelter 2

Arcadia Rd, Shelter 2

This shelter is particularly suitable for children's birthday parties as it is located next to the large playground and close to toilets.

Capacity: There is seating for up to 18 adults, with plenty of extra space to spread out.

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Carrs Rd Shelter 1

Carrs Rd, Shelter 1

This shelter is surrounded by trees and is located close to toilets and electric barbeques. Access is via the Carrs Rd car park.

Capacity: There is seating for 36 adults or 48 children, with extra room to accommodate a total of about 60 people.

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Carrs Rd Shelter 2

Carrs Rd, Shelter 2

This shelter is surrounded by trees and is located close to toilets and electric barbeques. Access is via the Carrs Rd car park.

Capacity: There is seating for 24 adults or 32 children, with extra room to accommodate a total of about 40 people.

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Carrs Rd Shelter 3

Carrs Rd, Shelter 3

This shelter is surrounded by trees and is located close to toilets and electric barbeques. Access is via the Carrs Rd car park.

Capacity: There is seating for 24 adults or 32 children, with extra room to accommodate a total of about 40 people.

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Wedding photography

Fagan Park provides various stunning backdrops for your wedding photos. By making a booking, you are able to use any area or garden in Fagan Park, provided there is no function taking place in that location.

Wedding photo bookings are available between 8am and 3:30pm. Arrangements can be made for bookings later in the afternoon, however this will require an additional fee.

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Gardens for weddings

Fagan Park gardens can be booked for wedding ceremonies only. They cannot be booked for picnics or other events.

Wedding bookings are available between 7am and 3:30pm and can be booked for 2 hour blocks.

Cost: See availability/booking links for more information on each venue

African Garden

African Garden

This large garden features a replica African mud hut and a variety of African plants from arid through to jungle regions. There are several timber bench seats within the garden and picnic tables nearby.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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Australian Garden

Australian Garden

This garden features a variety of native Australian plants and timber hut.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden

This garden features a pagoda and a bridge over a large water lily pond. There is seating for 4 people on the bridge, and picnic tables nearby.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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Dutch Garden

Dutch Garden

This garden features a large grassed area, Dutch windmill and canal. There is bench seating for 6 people.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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English Garden

English Garden

This large cottage style garden features a pergola and formal lawn suitable for wedding ceremonies. It is located adjacent to the lake. There are 6 bench seats spread throughout the garden.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

This Japanese-style garden features stone and crushed gravel paths, a cherry grove and a camelia hedge. It is located adjacent to the water lily pond.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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Lake Area

Lake area

The Lake area features a wharf suitable for wedding ceremonies with a covered section for wet weather shelter. There is also a large grassed area with several bench seats.

Capacity: space for 200 people

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Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden

This formal Mediterranean garden is the most popular venue in Fagan Park for wedding ceremonies. This garden is located next to the lake and features a formal lawn in front of the garden, timber bench seating within the garden and picnic tables nearby.

Capacity: space for 250 people

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Netherby Cottage

Netherby Cottage Garden

This small garden has a formal lawn in front of historical Netherby Cottage.

Capacity: space for 30 people

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North American Cottage

North American Cottage

A small cottage style garden.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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South American Garden

South American Garden

This garden features a large fish pond, three grassed areas and three bench seats.

Capacity: space for 50 people

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