Party in park: Parramatta celebrates local upgrades with outdoor cinema series

Grab your popcorn and a comfy seat to celebrate the official opening of three City of Parramatta Council parks with a series of outdoor cinema nights these school holidays.

From 15 to 17 April, the events will be hosted at the recently revamped Dundas Park in Dundas Valley, John Wearn Reserve in Carlingford, and Gallery Gardens in Old Toongabbie. At each event, there will also be live music performances, as well as movie snack and beverage options.

“I am delighted that we have so many local upgrades to celebrate here in our great City,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.

“Outdoor areas play an important role in our community’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity, so it is important that these spaces meet the needs of our growing population.

“Council is committed to upgrading our parks and playgrounds to ensure the community has access to first-class facilities that are close to home, right across our Local Government Area.

“These movie nights are a wonderful opportunity for us to come together in a COVID-safe way and celebrate our fantastic facilities.”

The upgrades at Dundas Park include the new $2.1 million Alan Hayes Pavilion, as well as new solar lighting around the foodpath circuit, and two new street libraries.

John Wearn Reserve underwent a $5.2 million refurbishment with a new safari-themed playground, toilet amenities, a car park, dog park, barbeque facilities, a stage with amphitheatre seating, and more.

Gallery Gardens receive resurfaced tennis courts, upgraded tennis amenity buildings, a new playground, fitness station, seating, signage, and an enhanced bush regeneration area as part of its $830,000 upgrade.

Event information:

  • Gallery Gardens outdoor cinema night

    Screening of Dolittle (2020)

    Thursday 15 April, 4.30pm – 8pm

  • Dundas Park outdoor cinema night

    Screening of Pokemon Detective Pikachu

    Friday 16 April, 4.30pm – 8pm

  • John Wearn Reserve outdoor cinema night*

    Screening of The Lion King (2019)

    Saturday 17 April, 4.30pm – 8.15pm

    *This event has already sold out.

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