Tunks Park

Last updated on 15 November 2022 at 09:00AM  | Availability : OPEN
  • Park
  • Playground
  • Bushland Reserve
  • Sportsground
  • Boat Launching Ramp

Weed Spray Parks & Reserves

*** NOTICE ***

These sprays are done at night and/or early morning to avoid and/or minimise public presence.

Ground will be irrigated to water product into soil.

Re-entry period is when treated area is dry on the leaf.

Signs will be displayed at the Council site(s) for public awareness.

Weather may affect the dates, so the signs will confirm.

Any questions or queries can be directed to Simon Ward on 9936 8100


North Sydney Council Parks and Gardens will be treating:

Spray period 8/11 - 29/11 


Chemicals being used are:

Group F I herbicide 'Javelin' or ‘Spearhead’ Company name: Barmac or Bayer

Active constituents: MCPA - Clopyralid - Diflufenican

Product SDS, search at www.globegrowingsolutions.com.au


To Control:

winter grass on the playing surface.


At these sites:

Kelly's Place - Crows Nest
St Thomas Rest Park - Crows Nest
Berry Island Reserve - Waverton
Brennan Park - Waverton
Waverton Park (includes Merrett Playground) - Waverton
Coal loader (platform and lower section lawns) - Waverton
Blues Point reserve - McMahons point
Henry Lawson Reserve - McMahons Point
Sawmillers Reserve - McMahons Point
Clark Park - Lavender Bay
Quibaree Park & Art Barton - Lavender Bay
Watt Park - Lavender Bay
Jeffrey St Reserve - Milsons Point
Dr Mary Booth Lookout - Kirribilli
Milson Park - Kirribilli
Wrixton Park - Kirribilli (end of Willoughby St)
Kesterton Park - North Sydney
Mater Gardens (off Pac. Highway) - North Sydney
Ilbery Park - Neutral Bay
Kurraba Reserve - Neutral Bay
Warringa Park - Neutral Bay
Weaver Park - Neutral Bay
Cremorne Point Reserve - Cremorne Point
Cremorne Point Reserve (Syd Sail Club) - Cremorne Point
Brightmore Reserve - Cremorne
Brothers Memorial Reserve - Cremorne
Grasmere Children's Park - Cremorne
Grasmere Reserve - Cremorne
Lodge Rd - Cremorne
Prior Avenue Reserve - Cremorne
Tunks Park - Foreshore area
Cammeray Anzac Park - Cammeray
Green Park - Cammeray
Fred Hutley - Cammeray



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One of Council's largest parks. Extending from the foreshore of Long Bay west under the Cammeray Suspension Bridge to Flat Rock Gully Reserve, the Park is characterised by playing fields bordered by large sweeps of bushland and a lively foreshore area.


Getting Here

Located in Brothers Avenue, Cammeray, Tunks Park is accessible by bus, or there is car parking (including trailer parking).


Park Features

  • The sportsfields cater for cricket, football and soccer, as well as for training and school sport and carnivals.
  • Toilets, change rooms, seats, picnic tables, a bubbler, exercise equipment and a timber custom-designed playground with a 'tree house' theme.
  • The boat ramp at Tunks Park is our main boat facility with associated car and trailer parking, and plenty of room to manoeuvre.
  • Informal walking tracks through the bushland.
  • The century-old suspension bridge and the overhead sewerage viaduct are major visual elements.
  • Two Bushcare Groups carry out bush regeneration in the Park.
    Tunks Park East, Cammeray
    Tunks Park West, Cammeray
  • Dogs are welcome in Tunks Park however they are not permitted on the sportsfields when organised sport is being played or within 10m of the playground. They must be kept on a leash in bushland areas.



Shell middens and rock art present in the area indicate that Aboriginals frequented the area, using the creek as a source of fresh water.

The Park was named after William Tunks, the first Mayor of St Leonards from 1867 until 1883. The sportsfields were created in the 1950s when the natural creek line and extensive estuarine mudflats at the head of Long Bay were reclaimed. The adjacent bushland that remains today is relatively unchanged.


Playground Features

  • Playground designed to complement its bushland setting in terms of materials, colours and activities.
  • Many accessible play activities.
  • Toilets are located near the sports fields.


Tunks Park Playground sits comfortably against its backdrop of dense natural bushland. It has two main play areas separated by a small water-play area with elevated artificial creek. The focal point of the senior area is a 'tree house', allowing children to experience the fun of this once common backyard play item. Other activities in Tunks Park playground include a seesaw, a spring-mounted deck and a large 'gravel pit' with manual excavators and block and tackle operated winch, with the latter accessible to wheelchair users via a large curved access ramp. The opposite end of the play area features a bank of 4 swings and a junior play area.

Originally Upgraded 1996 the Playground underwent expansion and refurbishment in 2012.


Tunks Park
Brothers Avenue , Cammeray
  • BBQ
  • Views
  • Dogs permitted - with restrictions
  • Public toilets
  • Seats and/or Picnic Tables
  • Walking Track
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Water fountain

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