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Oatley Pleasure Grounds
Annette Street Oatley NSW.jpg
The park is located off Annette Street
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Type Public park
Nearest city Sydney
Created 1934
Operated by Kogarah City Council
Status Open all year

Oatley Pleasure Grounds is a bush park located in Oatley, New South Wales. The whole park is 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres).


A private park was started by Harry Linmark before 1934. A band, weekly on Sunday, previously held entertaining shows at the park. Chinese New Year celebrations and picnics hosted by the Salvation Army were held in the park. A zoo was constructed in the park which held animals, such as kangaroos, monkeys, snakes and emus. Around the same period a wine bar was also constructed, but it was noisy and received complaints. Later in 1934, Kogarah Council purchased the park, extended it and renamed it.


Oatley Pleasure Grounds has the following features:

  • The park can be accessed through a designated walking path.
  • There is a designated swimming area surrounded by a net.
  • The park extends to a very sandy area when the tide is low.
  • Views of Oatley Bay and the Georges River.
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