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Fagan Park

Bookings for the Picnic Shelters, Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Photos at Fagan Park are open.

Bookings must comply with all the latest federal and state government regulations and guidelines. All other bookings at Fagan Park remain closed until further notice.

For more information on what you can and can’t do in NSW please see: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/changes.

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

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

  • 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.

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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

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

There are two car parks, one off Arcadia Road at the main park entrance, and another off Carrs Road. Parking costs $6 per vehicle. Please note there is no refund for entering via the wrong car park.

Car Parking Permit

An annual pass is available for private vehicles up to 8 seats. The permit gives access to the Arcadia Road and Carrs Road car parks for $45 per car per annum. To be eligible to apply for an Annual Pass you must have a valid Hornsby Shire residential address.

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Picnic Shelter bookings will reopen from Friday, 5 June 2020 and hirers must comply with all the latest federal and state government regulations and guidelines and be for a maximum group of 20 attendees.

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 $144.50 per day or part of a day. Requests for amusements such as jumping castles and bubble soccer require lodging an amusement device application.

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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 people

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Bookings for Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Photos at Fagan Park are reopening from Friday, 5 June 2020.

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. Under Public Health Orders all wedding services and gatherings after wedding services must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan. All wedding services and gatherings after wedding services must also register as COVID Safe.

Wedding Photos

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

Bookings for wedding photos can currently have up to a maximum group size of 20 people.

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. 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.

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 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.

Capacity: space for 13 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 15 people undercover and 9 people on jetty. A total capacity of 24 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 100 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 9 people

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South American Garden

North American Garden

A small cottage style garden.

Capacity: space for 9 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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