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Blacktown Showground Precinct (Francis Park)

Corner Richmond Road and Balmoral Road, Blacktown

Enquiries and Bookings: 9839 6000

Blacktown Showground is a 5 minute walk from Blacktown Train Station and Bus Interchange. Free parking is available.

Within the grounds you will find:

  • A multi-use track for walking, jogging and cycling
  • Outdoor courts perfect for netball, basketball and futsal
  • Beautiful recreational facilities
  • Council’s Nursery
  • Large Show-ring
  • A woodlands park
  • Car parking
  • Wetland areas
  • Training facilities
  • Community Garden
  • Playgrounds
  • Water Play
  • Cafe
  • Public toilets
  • Picnic facilities

Venue Operating Times

  • Summer: December to February: 7.00am to 6.30pm
  • Autumn: March to May: 7.00am to 6.30pm
  • Winter: June to August: 7.00am to 5.30pm
  • Spring: September to October: 7.00am to 6.30pm

Please note:

  • Gate 1 : cnr Balmoral St & Richmond Rd closes 30 minutes prior to close time.
  • Gate 2: Richmond Rd closes 30 minutes prior to close time.

For the Kids

There are three playgrounds designed to cater for all ages.

  • Junior Playground for 2 – 8 year olds
    Featuring a junior activity unit, swings, a rotating ball, play tables, balance beams, rubber mushrooms and more!
  • Senior playground for 6 – 14 year olds
    Featuring a Flying Fox, balance cable and beams, climbing units, slides and more!
  • Water Play Park for all ages!
    Water Play is available during Summer, Autumn and Spring. It includes a sheltered area with varying sized water troughs, a hand wheel water pump, a concrete water maze and spurts and sprays coming from all over - just perfect for the kids (and adults) on a warm, sunny day.

Water Play Park Operates:

  • Summer: December to February: 9.00am to 6.30pm
  • Autumn: March to May: 10am to 3.30pm
  • Winter: June to August: CLOSED
  • Spring: September to November: 10am to 3.30pm

Picnic in the Park

A number of picnic options are available including:

  • 6 double BBQ’s which are free to use. No bookings are required, it is first in first served!
  • 26 table settings, 20 are sheltered.
  • If you wish to bring a rug and a picnic basket there is an extensive amount of shaded area including 4 X (6X10m) shelters, 20 (5X5m) shelters.
  • Reflections Café is open Thursday to Monday, 8am – 4pm (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Click here for more information.

The Blacktown Showground is a multipurpose facility owned by Blacktown City Council.
The Showground is wheelchair accessible with a primary path throughout the park.



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