When you're picking out a park that needs to tick lots of boxes — harbour views, places for the kids to play, off-leash areas and toilets close by — Birchgrove Park is an excellent choice. The inner west park surrounds Birchgrove Oval and its backdrop is the Sydney Harbour, complete with uninterrupted views of the Bridge and all the waterside activity around it. Unsurprisingly, it's a popular spot for watching the New Year's Eve fireworks. What you might not know is that you can BYO bottle of wine or four-pack down to the park for a sunset picnic, so long as you're packed up by 9pm.
Birchgrove Park also has tennis courts, a jetty for getting that ultimate Harbour Bridge shot, and it's only a ten-minute walk from Birchgrove ferry wharf.
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