PHIVE Parramatta is the City❜s New Cultural Community Hub

Any parent will know the value of kid-friendly community spaces where children and families are free to engage, interact, play, and just be. There are few things more exciting than the discovery of a new space (as the rotation of playgrounds/ libraries/ museums can lose its shine after a while), and the ellaslist team is thrilled at the incredible offerings at PHIVE Parramatta, a new community, civic and cultural hub in the city centre.

Complete with the brand-new City of Parramatta Library within its walls, PHIVE Parramatta might just be our new favourite place to sit and while away a morning with (or without!) kids. Here's everything you need to know about this new gem.

PHIVE Parramatta is the City's New Cultural Community Hub

The new outdoor space at PHIVE Parramatta.

Situated at the heart of the Parramatta CBD, PHIVE at 5 Parramatta Square is the ultimate community destination.

The world-class facilities are diverse and wide-reaching. Spread across six levels, the $136 million centre boasts a new library, maker spaces, tech labs, and sound studios for learning, innovating, and creating. It also houses community meeting rooms, visitor services, and the new Council Chambers - and a cafe will soon open onsite for all your food and drink needs. 

Perhaps the biggest drawcard for families though, in our opinion, is the incredible new City of Parramatta Library, situated across levels 1 and 2 of PHIVE and bringing a unique and diverse offering to the people of Parramatta and beyond. 

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The New Library at PHIVE Parramatta

Parramatta Library at PHIVE
If you're looking for a new hangout with kids, Parramatta Library at PHIVE is the ultimate place to be.

The brand-new library at PHIVE Parramatta is the perfect destination for Sydney families.

Complete with more than 65,000 books and a dedicated children's space with an extensive children's book collection, it's a great place to meet friends for a coffee and soak up the atmosphere. 

There are modern parenting facilities next to the children's library, and, perhaps best of all, kids are allowed to eat and drink in the space, so you don't have to leave in order to keep hunger at bay! 

Self-check-out kiosks are inevitably a huge hit with kids, meaning they can be in charge of their book-selection process from start to finish. Storytime runs throughout the school terms and there's also an ever-growing roster of family-friendly events, workshops and activities that run throughout the year. 

If you're looking for an incredible new library to engage your kids in the world of books, look no further! Parramatta Library at PHIVE ticks all the boxes and then some. 

The PHIVE Parramatta Difference

While we're happy to wax lyrical about the exceptional new library, PHIVE Parramatta is so much more than just a library, or just a meeting space. It offers plenty of emotional benefits for Sydney families, as a unique place to access support services, take part in community events, meet new people, enjoy cultural events, and discover free activities that offer incredible opportunities to bring parents closer to their children (hello, Storytime!) and so much more.

PHIVE Parramatta is setting a new benchmark as a true community space, which City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis so perfectly described as "Parramatta's new living room, right in the heart of our bustling CBD." 

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