St Ives Showground

Parks and playgrounds

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St Ives Showground is Ku-ring-gai's largest sports and recreation venue with equestrian and dog training rings, soccer field, BMX riding facilities, BBQs and picnic tables. It plays host to numerous events throughout the year, from community markets to dressage competitions, and is also the venue for the annual St Ives Show.

Natural environment

St Ives Showground is situated on the edge of natural bushland, providing a refuge for wildlife, and forms part of the Duffys Forest endangered ecological community.
Camping is not allowed at the showground. Try Lane Cove River Tourist Park or search the National Parks website for campgrounds.


The site has been used as a showground since 1927, when the St Ives Show Society held their fifth annual show at what was then the Northern Suburbs Showground. It was used solely for the annual show and horse events until 1941 when the 18th Battalion, known as the Ku-ring-gai Regiment, occupied the site for the duration of World War II. The Showground today is marked by a few army buildings and a considerable number of concrete platforms and brick buttresses where wash houses, mess huts and the battalion headquarters once stood.


BBQ - woodfire
Car park
Dog off-leash area
Picnic table without shelter
Shade area
Flood lighting
Dog training ring
Equestrian arena
Soccer field

Where are we?

450  Mona Vale Road,  St Ives