The village of Douglas Park is a fine example of what living in Wollondilly is all about. So close to the city yet far enough to retain a rural atmosphere.The town is named after Dr H.G. Douglass, an eminent man in his time, serving as a clerk of the Legislative council and later as an elected member.
Douglas Park is a true country village boasting St Mary’s Towers Monastery, one of the oldest complexes of heritage buildings in the Shire. St Mary’s Towers offers group tour visitations by arrangement for a modest fee.
The rugged beauty of the district is a feature of the drive between Douglas Park and Appin. The drive will take you over the Nepean River Causeway, a popular local swimming and canoeing spot.
Population (2011 census): 1,273