NOTICE: Council and the Rural Fire Service are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn, (conditions permitting) on Saturday 3 December 2022, on the Allambie Heights side of the Park. Parts of the Park Circuit Track and Mountain Bike Trail will be closed as a result.


There are several entry points to Manly Dam, however the only vehicle access is through the main entrance at the end of King Street (off Condamine Street, Manly Vale). From this entrance,  Sir Roden Cutler V.C. Memorial Drive provides access to the four picnic areas and carparks.

A footpath from the main entrance allows for pedestrian and disabled access into the park without having to go on the road. This currently runs to Section 2.

Other access points to the dam are located in the surrounding suburbs of Allambie Heights, Frenchs Forest, Manly Vale, North Balgowlah and off the Wakehurst Parkway.

The best access points for the bike track are; Gibbs St, Manly Vale and Upper Clontarf or Kirkwood St at Bantry Reserve, Seaforth.


Park Notices

  • Pay and Display Parking fees apply at Manly Dam, Northern Beaches permit holders exempted. 
  • Dogs are not permitted in the picnic areas, the internal road, carparks, or the water at any time. 
  • Outside of Notified Fox Baiting periods, Dogs may be walked on the bushland tracks (on a leash) which can be accessed at various external (outside of the picnic area) entry points.
  • Remembrance Day and Anzac Day ceremonies are held at the Cenotaph, in Section One. 

Contact information

Open Space Bookings
8495 5009

Opening hours

The park is open from 7am every day of the year and closes at 5:30pm (non-daylight saving time) / 8:30pm (daylight saving time). 

Picnic Table bookings can be made online up to two days prior, for eventbookings or wnquiries contact the Open Space Bookings Team Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5pm (excluding Public holidays) or fill in the Manly Dam Booking Application Form and send to us.

Monday - Sunday: 7:00-20:30

Parking information

Pay and Display Parking fees apply at Manly Dam, Northern Beaches permit holders exempted.


112 King Street
Manly Vale NSW 2093
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