Kiosk or Cafe: No, however there is a BP service station located on the corner of Victoria Road and Evans Street. This service station is only a short stroll to this popular park.
Playground: Yes. There are two different kids play spaces.
Shade: Yes. Right underneath the newer and main kids play area.
Water: No. Advisable to bring a water bottle, or buy one at the nearest BP service station.
Age Suitability: Suitable for kids ages 2-10 years of age.
Parking: Fairly good. Easier to come off Gordon Street, and park at any one of the quieter streets nearby. Otherwise frequent bus services (500 series) come and go on nearby Victoria Road from the City. In off-peak times, it only takes eight minutes by bus to get to the park from Sydney Town Hall.
This park was named after Richard O'Connor, the last council mayor for Balmain before Glebe and Leichhardt Councils merged in 1948.
O'Connor Reserve is a small yet popular park. You can either enter from Elizabeth or Quirk Streets, and even from Victoria Road just past Gordon Street.
There is a older kids play area with few pieces of play equipment, and is not often used. There is a decent amount of space to play in as well. Ideally to kick a few soccer balls. Not the type of park that families would have a picnic at. Further down from the Victoria Road entrance is the main (shaded) play equipment area with new play equipment. The little climbers within can unleash themselves, and there is decent seating available for parents to supervise.