The bushland and picnic areas in Nurragingy Reserve will be closed today, Friday January 11, due to the ‘‘extreme’’ fire danger.
Blacktown Council has closed the reserve on Knox road, Doonside, as it did on Tuesday when temperatures around western Sydney were in the low 40s.
The council’s statement said the reserve would not re-open until Tuesday, January 15.
The International Gardens, Colebee Centre and Chinese Garden will remain open, the statement said.
The closure comes just days after three teenage boys were charged by police for allegedly lighting a fire in a reserve in Shalvey on Tuesday.
About 15 Rural Fire Service fire trucks and five police cars attended that fire.
It took fire-fighters two and a half hours to bring the fire under control but about ten hectares was burnt out.
Cumberland State Forest in West Pennant Hills was also closed on Tuesday as a preventative measure against a bush fire being deliberately or accidentally lit.
The Forestry Corporation of NSW lifted that closure on Thursday.