Dunbar Park in Sobraon Road Marsfield is an excellent venue for the holding of athletics carnivals. Dunbar Park is used solely for athletics. It is not used for football, soccer, hockey, etc which usually result in large worn mud patches at both ends and in the centre.
Dunbar Park is owned by Ryde City Council and offers a top grade grass athletics track, including an 8 lane 400 metre circular track, two 8 lane 100 metre straight tracks, 2 discus cages, 4 shot put circles, high jump and javelin throwing areas and 4 synthetic long jump run ups. A canteen facility is also available.
For the use of the field it is necessary to contact Ryde City Council.
If however, you require athletics equipment, the Ryde Athletics Centre may be able to help out. The Centre has available for hire, the equipment listed on the accompanying "Equipment Hire Application", to schools that have booked Dunbar Park for their athletics carnival.
The athletics equipment (excluding the Public Address (PA) system) is available for a hiring fee of $150.00. The PA system (with radio microphone), if required, would be an additional $50.00 (i.e. total $200.00). Should you require the PA system only, the full hire fee of $200.00 would still apply.
Should you wish to hire any or all of the equipment, so that we will have sufficient time to organise a volunteer to make the gear available on the day, it is essential the "Equipment Hire Application" be completed and forwarded to the Ryde Athletics Centre at least 14 days prior to the day of your carnival.
To avoid disappointment please take action now. To make the equipment available we need to organise a volunteer to give you access to it. The few available have jobs or businesses to attend. Should you leave your arrangements until the last moment our volunteers may already have their diaries full on the day of your carnival.
Don’t forget, the use of Dunbar Park must be booked through Ryde City Council.