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World Environment Day 2017 – Field of Mars Discovery

In celebration of World Environment Day 2017 and its theme Connecting People With Nature, we invite you to join us for a family day out at Field of Mars Reserve. Fun free activities will be held throughout the day including:

  • short guided walks
  • face painting
  • citizen science activities
  • a waste challenge, and
  • sausage sizzle!

Learn about our local flora and fauna, and the ecology of our catchment area.  

In the spirit of World Environment Day selected guided walks and tree planting sessions will be bi-lingual with Mandarin and Korean translations.

Bring your family and friends with a picnic or enjoy the BBQ food available on the day!

Advanced online bookings essential.  Book early as places are strictly limited. 

  • General event admission (excluding guided walk) - book online here.
  • General event admission with Guided Walk Session 1: 11am - 11.50am (English with Mandarin translation) - Fully Booked
  • General event admission with Guided Walk Session 2: 12pm - 12.50pm (English with Korean translation) - book online here
  • General event admission with Guided Walk Session 3: 1pm - 1.50pm (English) - Fully booked

How To Get There
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Closest bus services include route 506 (Macquarie University & East Ryde to City) and route 536 (Gladesville to Chatswood). Please note: there is a walk of between 650m to 850m from the bus stops into the reserve. 

PARKING: Limited parking is available as you enter Field of Mars Reserve off Pittwater Road. Please note there is no car access or parking allowed in the reserve itself. On street parking is available on Kennedy St and surrounding streets. 

General Notes
WHO: Adults, seniors and families with pre-school, primary school and high school aged children. Culturally and linguistically diverse communities are strongly encouraged to attend. Some language translation services will be available for the Chinese (Mandarin) and Korean communities. 

SUITABILITY: Short walks are easy grade and approximately 1-2 km in duration so a basic level of fitness and mobility is required. Activities and walks are conducted on a combination of sealed paths and occasional uneven surfaces (e.g. bush tracks). 

EQUIPMENT: Please bring your own picnic rug, water, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent.  

CLOTHING: Must be suitable for physical activity. Hats must be worn. Bring a jacket in the event of inclement weather. 

FOOTWEAR: Shoes must be sturdy, enclosed, have a non-slip sole and suitable for physical activity. Thongs, sandals and open toed shoes are not permitted. 

NOTE: No dogs or pets. No smoking. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer 

COST: FREE –Environment, Waste and Active In Ryde program brought to you by the City of Ryde.  

Date & Time

Sunday 04 June 2017 / 11.00AM - 2.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: (02) 9952 8222


Free admission - Online bookings essential.
Food and drink available on the day via a gold coin donation.


Field of Mars Reserve, 220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113 View Map

-33.815623, 151.133711
220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde New South Wales 2113

Field of Mars Reserve

220 Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113

Last updated on 26 May 2017