The beautiful Rushcutters Bay Park is located between the suburbs of Elizabeth Bay, and Darling point.
On the Elizabeth Bay side the park features the picturesque Reg Bartlett playing field with traditional grandstand, and a state of the art new tennis centre, and cafe. The park is split in two by a canal, with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, which served as host for the sailing events during the 2000 Summer Olympics, located on the Darling Point side. There is also another café catering largely to dog owners, and those with children, as there is plenty of outdoor seating.
Rushcutters Bay caters for a range of organized events, as well as informal gatherings, often involving ball games, as it is spacious, flat and well grassed. It’s the perfect place to while away some time in this sun, and because the surrounding suburbs are largely apartments, so is a very welcome backyard for locals, with plenty of seating, shade and secluded nooks and crannies. Until recently it wasn’t possible to access the water because of a sea wall, however there is now a set of stairs leading into the water at the Elizabeth Bay end, great for Kayakers.
Rushcutters Bay was originally swampy land covered in tall rushes used by early settlers for thatching houses, it was later were reserved for recreation, and further land reclamation work was completed, to complete Rushcutters Bay Park.