Blackman Park



An undeveloped bouldering area with some potential. Summer is probably the best time to visit, since the area is quite shady. A local bushcare group is actively cleaning up the area, so please minimise your impact on the bush. If you've wandered around here and done anything, we'd love to hear from you. Send your field notes and photos in!


Access to Blackman Park is via Lloyd Rees Drive in Lane Cove West


If you don't have a home to go to, you can actually camp at Lane Cove River Tourist Caravan Park (off Plassey Rd). Cheap campsites, showers and caravans set amongst bush with river views, but right in the middle of a city. Cool huh?

Blackman Park Picnic Area

Drive right through the park to the turning circle at the end. 20m to your right in the bush is this quite impressive block. Worth bringing a torope for the sections which are high and/or have an uneven landing.

Blackman Park Playing Fields

Quite a bit of rock of interest emerges along this escarpment, once you wander 15m up from the road. Needs a bit of cleaning and the landings are rarely flat.

Blackman Park Tennis Courts

Quarried vertical faces. Not that memorable, but on the upside it has mostly flat grassy landings and is only 20m from the tennis courts.

Lovetts Reserve

The southern extension of Blackman Park is called Lovetts Reserve. Park at the end of Penrose St and walk south (past the playground equipment) to get there.

Mowbray Rd Athletics Field

This may be Chatswood Athletics Field on Mowbray Rd West (north of Epping Rd). No more details known.