Fairy Meadow is a suburb in the northwest of Wollongong. It's an established residential, institutional and parkland area. Fairy Meadow was named to describe the area, with grassed open meadow and stream of fresh water, noted for its 'fairy-like' beauty. It was previously known as Para Meadow and Ferrah Meadow. Major features of the area include the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, Science Centre Planetarium, Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort, North Dalton Park, Fairy Meadow Beach and Thomas Dalton Park.