Resident gatherings in parks and reserves
Mosman residents are welcome to use parks and reserves for a catch up, get together or picnic for up to 50 people without charge.
We would ask that you advise Council of the venue, date and times and a contact in case there are any other bookings or functions. We request you also comply with the same conditions of use that apply to paid bookings – see below.
Bookings for events of more than 50 people
Bookings are essential for outdoor areas for organised events of more than 50 people. A booking and permit is also required for legal ceremonies such as weddings, naming and christening ceremonies and corporate functions.
A fee applies to cover reserve maintenance, and a cancellation fee is charged for all bookings. All requests must be received in writing, and special conditions apply for some events. Whilst making a booking ensures reservation of an area, it does not preclude public use of reserves at that time. If booking an area and erecting a marquee and/or amusement device, additional fees and conditions apply. Note also Council’s Smoke Free Zones.
Enquiries contact Council’s Venue Coordinator.
For out-of-hours enquiries about use on the day, contact Mosman Council’s Rangers. For wet weather enquiries call the Oval Management Hotline on 9978 4136.
- Balmoral Beach Rotunda
- Rocky Point Island
- Balmoral foreshore and Edwards Beach (northern end)
- Balmoral Reserve South
- Rosherville Reserve (behind Chinaman’s Beach)
- Clifton Gardens
- Little Sirius Cove
- Spit West Reserve and Pearl Beach
- Reid Park
- Reservoir Park
Balmoral Beach Rotunda
Location: near cnr The Esplanade & Mandalong Rd
Description: A small white circular formal outdoor Rotunda is set amongst beach reserve garden. The Rotunda is popular for wedding ceremonies.
Facilities: toilets located at Bathers Pavilion & or Tramshed; marquees are not permitted in or near the Rotunda; few steps up to Rotunda; street parking is available along the Esplanade, side streets or closest car park is located at the southern end of Balmoral which is Pay & Display; there is no special pick up and drop off areas for Wedding cars, there is a No Parking zone behind the Bathers Pavilion driver must remain in the vehicle this allows up to 3 minutes to pick up and drop off; STA public bus service bus stop located opposite the Tramshed Bus stop.
Rocky Point Island
Location: Balmoral Beach, near cnr The Esplanade & Mandalong Rd
Description: A small island accessed over bridge and up steps from Balmoral Beach. Landscape of lawns, bushland and rock outcrops. This is another popular location for wedding ceremonies.
Facilities: toilets located at the Bathers Pavilion; marquees are not permitted; not suitable for disabled access; street parking or Pay & Display carpark located at the southern end of Balmoral beach; public bus service; no alcohol permitted between the hours of 9pm-6am daily.
Balmoral foreshore and Edwards Beach (northern end)
Location: The Esplanade
Description: harbour beach, grass areas with picnic tables ane setting and public baths, 2 netted swimming areas
Facilities: toilets located at Bathers Pavilion, Tramshed bus stop, behind pavilion at wharf, Balmoral Oval Pavilion; marquees are not permitted along the Esplanade; disabled access; tables and seating; small playground located near the Wharf; walks; street parking; public bus service; kiosks at Bathers Pavilion or wharf, restaurants and shops along The Esplanade.
Balmoral Reserve South
Location: southern end of Balmoral Beach opposite Coronation Ave and oval, accessed by car park
Description: beach and large grassed area and shade trees
Facilities: toilets located at Balmoral Wharf or Balmoral Oval Pavilion only; disabled access; picnic tables and seating; car park (Pay & Display, X spaces); volleyball net permitted on beach at most southern end; bicycle track, playground located near wharf, fitness circuit around outskirt of Balmoral oval 631.25m track; wharf (accessible by private ferry); marquees and amusements permitted (map) at 2 locations
Rosherville Reserve (behind Chinaman’s Beach)
Location: McLean Cres
Description: large undulating grassed area and shade trees; access to harbour beach (no net) no view of beach from grass reserve
Facilities: toilets; disabled access limited; street parking and carpark (Pay & Display, X spaces); small children’s playground; marquees and amusements permitted at 3 locations (map); Council has licensed an operator to sell light refreshments at this reserve
Location: Morella Rd
Description: large flat grassed area and shade trees; harbour pool, can view water from grass reserve
Facilities: toilets; disabled access; tables and seating; street parking and carpark (Pay & Display, X spaces); large children’s playground; basketball court; marquees and or amusements permitted (map); walking tracks; wharf (accessible by private ferry); not accessible to buses over 6m; Council has licensed an operator to sell light refreshments at this reserve; dog exercise area – allowed off leash
Little Sirius Cove
Location: Curlew Camp Rd
Description: small grassed area and shade trees
Facilities: toilets; disabled access; table and seating; small carpark and street parking; bridge to area restricts tall vehicles/large busses accessing car park; playground; swimming (no net); walking tracks; marquees and or amusements permitted (map), Council has licensed an operator to sell light refreshments at this reserve
Spit West Reserve and Pearl Beach
Location: Spit Road, northern end of Spit Bridge
Description: grassed area and shade trees
Facilities: toilets; disabled access; tables and seating; carpark (pay & Display, X spaces); public bus service; marquees and or amusements permitted (map). In summer (October – March) Junior Cricket is played on Saturdays, pitch available other times, in winter Junior Soccer is played, area only marked in winter (April – August). Pearl Beach also accessed from Pearl Bay Avenue, small area used for weddings.
Location: Harnett Ave
Description: large open reserve and adjoining bushland
Facilities: no toilets (closest block is at Mosman Wharf 200m away); disabled access; seating; playground; street parking; public bus service; marquees and or amusements permitted (map). Childrens’s playground; junior cricket pitch used in summer (Oct-Mar) on Saturdays.
Location: Brady St
Description: passive recreation park with ornamental gardens, grassed area and gazebos
Facilities: no toilets; disabled access; seating; street parking; public bus service, no marquees or amusements permitted; no alcohol permitted between 6.30pm to 10am 7 days per week.
Conditions of use
Conditions of use of Council reserves depend upon the size and nature of the function and include, but are not limited to:
- Area must be left clean and rubbish removed. For bookings and organised functions, bins can be prearranged – minimum 2 bins per 50 persons.
- No amplified sound or music (includes CD players or similar).
- Functions to finish no later than 10pm.
- Vehicles (including wedding cars or caterers) and horse or ponies are not permitted to be taken onto Council reserves.
- Areas booked are not roped off, however signs in all Council reserves indicate areas can be booked.
- Marquees and/or Amusement devices can be erected only in specified areas.
- Marquees and/or Amusements are to be erected and removed during daylight hours only – set up no earlier than 7am and dismantle no later than 8pm.
- Care must be taken where underground irrigation systems exist.
- No trees, shrubs or vegetation to be removed, lopped or damaged.
- No disturbance or inconvenience is to be caused to the public.
- Selling of refreshments from commercial vehicles is not permitted.
- Council does not disapprove of the consumption of alcohol as long as it is undertaken in a responsible manner.
- All public toilets are open during daylight hours only.
- Council cannot guarantee the environs of the area as reserves are at times subject to public work.
- Special permits are required for ceremonial fires or fireworks, marquees or amusements e.g. jumping castles.
- Gas only BBQs are permitted in Council reserves. In the event of a total fire ban contact NSW Fire Brigade on 1800 679 737.
- Some of the above reserves are dog off leash areas.