• Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Trees and Shrubs

Trees in Centennial ParkAbout 15,000 trees grow in Centennial Parklands. Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park all have many particularly fine examples of Australian figs, evergreen oaks, exotic pines, eucalypts and paperbarks.

Trees in Centennial Parklands

Most people believe great trees can grow for well over 500 years, but this is perhaps a European association.

After all, a 200-year-old oak tree growing in England may well have hundreds of years left.

Yet in Australia’s harsher conditions, and particularly in an urban environment, this is almost inevitably an unreasonable hope. Indeed, in certain environments in Australia a 150-year-old fig tree might only have 10 years left to live.

To manage the trees in Centennial Parklands, a Tree Master Plan has been developed to guide the Trust in its onoging management and maintenance of the tree population.

Park Visitors and Trees

While we encourage park visitors to explore and discover the wide range of trees, shrubs and plants growing in the Parklands, please treat all such flora the same and never ingest any flower or leaf. Some flora can be toxic and result in unintended side effects.

If you or someone you know does accidentally ingest part of a tree or plant and shows signs of illness, phone 000 immediately.