Cook & Phillip Park was opened in 1999. The Park provides almost 4 hectares of public space on the corner of William & College Streets.
The Park was built in response to the growing demand by workers and residents for inner city recreation space. The Park features indoor and outdoor multi-use courts, an 8-lane 50-metre pool, a leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a gym, an indoor recreation centre, meeting rooms and children's play area.
The Park also has a modern oriental feel about it with water features and and grassed terraces throughout. There is also an open lawn, seating areas and a cafe/kiosk open for lunch.
Admission to the Park itself is free. Admission to the pool is $4.50 for adults and $3.30 for children and admission to the gym with a swim included is $11. There arediscounted muti-visit passes available for frequent visitors. The recreation facilities are open 7 days a week.
The Park is stop number 15 on the Sydney Explorer route. The Park is an easy 5 minute walk from the closest railway station, St James.