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Fagan Park

COVID-19 UPDATE – Friday, 5 November 2021

In accordance with the NSW Government roadmap for reopening, we are pleased to welcome our community back to many of our Council facilities.

From Monday 8 November, the following changes will be in place for booking Council’s park facilities. All hirers must comply with the current Public Health Orders, including vaccination requirements and gathering of people.

Crosslands Reserve
  • Camping bookings open
  • Shelter bookings open (shelter has seating capacity for 12)
Lilian Fraser Gardens
  • Meeting room available for bookings with a maximum gathering of 12 people
Lisgar Gardens
  • Bookings available for wedding ceremonies, limited to 50 people
  • Lisgar Gardens is not available for wedding receptions
  • Inclinator is currently not available
Galston Recreation Shelter
  • Picnic shelter bookings available
Fagan Park
  • Garden bookings for wedding ceremonies open, with capacity limits varying by garden location.
  • Shelter bookings open
  • Fagan Park is not available for wedding receptions.
Council’s playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, bushland reserves, tracks, trails, skate parks and tidal pools are open for community use, subject to the latest COVID restrictions from the NSW Government.

Please note the following:

  • Caution is urged when using these areas.
  • Please observe current government guidelines for exercising, social distancing, gatherings of people and wearing of masks.
  • It is your responsibility to leave an area if it is too busy.

The crown jewel of Hornsby Shire’s parks, covering 55 hectares that include a range of attractions for everybody.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location: 38-48 Arcadia Road, Galston
Open hours: 7am until 5.30pm (6.30pm during daylight savings)
Open days: open every day except Christmas day
Contact: 9847 6666 or email hsc@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

For further information about booking Garden Areas for Wedding Ceremonies please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on 9847 6666.

  • Enjoy a picnic or barbecue, with a number of shelters and electric barbecues that accept $1 coins scattered throughout the grounds.
  • Explore the Gardens of Many Nations, which covers 10 hectares and has 11 themed gardens, including Japanese, Dutch, Chinese and Mediterranean.
  • Learn more about local history at Netherby Cottage, the original Fagan family homestead, and the adjoining museum.
  • Let the kids run free at the two large playgrounds, while there’s also plenty of open space for kite flying and other 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 by hiring one of the five large picnic shelters that 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.
  • Take your dog for a walk, however dogs must remain on a lead at all times.

More Information

Accessible / Disabled Toilets

There are two accessible / disabled toilets located at Fagan Park:

  • One is located at the Arcadia Road main amenities block; and
  • The other is located at the Carrs Road amenities block.

BBQs

Small portable barbeques including charcoal are permitted under the following conditions:

  • BBQs must be in good working order
  • Portable barbeques must be a minimum of 50cm from ground level. Barbeques that sit on the ground are strictly prohibited.
  • When using a portable barbeque be sure all parts of the unit are firmly in place and that the grill is stable. Never leave a lit barbeque unattended.
  • Users are encouraged to have water on hand to extinguish fires or in case of minor burns.
  • Barbeques during total fire bans are not permitted. Before bringing your barbeque to the Park please check the Fire Danger Rating with the NSW Rural Fire Service. They can be contacted on 1800 679 737 or at rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans.
  • All waste must be disposed of appropriately.
  • The dumping of coals may result in penalties.  Coal bins have been installed in various spots in Fagan Park.
  • Council will take steps to recoup costs should damage occur to the Park or reserve as a result of bringing your own barbeque.

Portable Shade Shelters

  • Portable (domestic) shade structures and sun shelters are permitted if they do not require pegs into the ground (i.e. secured by weights only). They are only allowed for the time of the booking (no set up allowed) the day prior.
  • No marquees are allowed.

Fagan Park Brochure and Map - 1.1MB

Fagan Park Fees and Charges - 25kb

Fagan Park conditions of hire

Amusement Device Activity Form - 140kb

Fagan Park 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

Fagan Park is open every day, except Christmas Day from 7am until 5.30pm (or 6.30pm during daylight saving). There are two car park areas, the main carpark entrance is located off Arcadia Road and another carpark off Carrs Road.

Parking costs $6/per motor vehicle.

Both the Arcadia Road and Carrs Road carparks each have two Pay and Display Ticket machines (PDTM): All machines accept credit card payments with one machine at each car park accepting both card and coin. Please note no changed is provided if paying via coin.

When parking in the Fagan Park carparks you must display a valid day pay and display ticket (PDT) printed side face up on the vehicle’s dashboard or a current annual car parking permit sticker fixed to a section of untinted window on the right-hand side of the vehicle (fines apply).

View more information about Fagan Park General Pay and Display Car Parking (pdf).

Annual Fagan Park Car Parking Permit (online application required)

To be eligible to apply for an annual permit you must have a valid Hornsby Shire residential address.

The annual permit allows access to both Arcadia Rd and Carrs Rd carparks and is only available for private vehicles up to 8 seats or a motorcycle.

Annual permit costs $46 per privately-owned motor vehicle (up to 8 seats) or motorcycle/per annum.

Please note that the permit is for one vehicle registration only.

The Annual permit is subject to Council’s Fagan Park Annual Car Parking Permit Conditions (pdf).

Please allow 10 days for processing your permit application. Permits together with the annual permit sticker are forward by post.

Apply for Car Parking Permit

Large Picnic Shelter bookings can be booked online and hirers must comply with all the latest federal and state government regulations and guidelines including maximum number of attendees for outdoor gatherings.

Fagan Park has five large picnic shelters available for hire. The shelters are perfect for events such as family reunions, birthday parties, Christmas parties, school outings and company picnics. Each booking costs $147.00 per day or part of a day. Requests for amusements such as jumping castles and bubble soccer require lodging an amusement device application (fees apply).

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bookings for Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Photos at Fagan Park are now open.

Bookings for wedding ceremonies and wedding photos must comply with the latest federal and state government regulations and guidelines applicable at the date of the wedding including the maximum number of attendees and social distancing and any other special requirements.

Wedding Photos

Fagan Park provides various stunning backdrops for your wedding photos. By making a booking, you can use the garden areas in Fagan Park, provided there is no other booking taking place in that location. Bookings are for a two-hour block only.

Wedding photo bookings are available between 9am and 3.30pm. Arrangements can be made for bookings later in the afternoon during daylight saving, however this may require an additional fee.

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Gardens for weddings

Fagan Park has many different gardens that are ideal for wedding ceremonies. Bookings are for a two-hour block only and are available between 9am and 3.30pm on weekdays and 10am to 3.30pm on weekends. Bookings are for the ceremony only. Bookings for after-wedding gatherings and other events including receptions and parties are not available.

The number of attendees for a wedding ceremony must be in accordance with the Public Health Order and venue capacity. Wedding services must register as COVID Safe.

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.


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Australian Garden

Australian Garden

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


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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.


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Dutch Garden

Dutch Garden

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

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Japanese Tea House

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.

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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.

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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.

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Netherby Cottage

Netherby Cottage Garden

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

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North American Cottage

North American Cottage

A small cottage style garden.


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South American Garden

North American Garden

A small cottage style garden.


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South American Garden

South American Garden

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

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