Jim Watson Main Arena


This large open green space with surrounding track is available for a range of uses including events, circuses, markets, shows, sports training and competitions. The Main Arena is in a centrally located position providing ease of access to surrounding facilities at the Showground. When not booked, the Main Arena is available to the community as a dog off leash facility. 

Available for casual and seasonal bookings.

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COVID-19 terms of use

It is mandatory to wear face masks in public indoor venues, including Council's community halls and meeting rooms.

Refer to important information on COVID-19 at NSW Government website.

Please maintain a distance of 1.5m between yourself and others at all times.

View facility and park hire COVID safe checklist

Hirer is responsible for:

  • Keeping contact details of all attendees (name and mobile number or email address) for at least 28 days. This list must be digitised within 24 hours and QR codes are available at each location. 
  • Managing physical distancing (1.5 m between each person).
  • Encouraging people to maintain hygiene and wash hands before and after the event.
  • Ensuring anyone with COVID-19 symptoms does not attend: fever (37.5 degrees or higher), cough, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and/or loss of taste or smell. 

QR code check-in signage is available at each venue.


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Jim Watson Main Arena 452 Mona Vale Road, St Ives 2075  View Map

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