Snapshot

  • 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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Fearnley Grounds

Fearnley Grounds, Centennial Park

Located in the south-west corner of Centennial Park, Fearnley Grounds is a cycling and family-friendly precinct where you can relax, grab a coffee or meal, hire a bike and enjoy a picnic with family and friends.

The precinct is named after Kurt Fearnley OAM, world-champion and Paralympic Gold Medallist, honouring his efforts both in and out of the wheelchair. Kurt’s determination and the inspiration he provides for so many Australians embodies what this visitor precinct is about – cycling, accessibility, families and outdoor experiences.

Fearnley Grounds features:

  • a new café, The Greenhouse at Centennial Park
  • the relocated bike hire business, Centennial Park Cycles
  • the Children’s Learners Cycleway (being upgraded in 2016)
  • a playground (being upgraded in 2016)
  • accessible amenities
  • new pathways and picnic tables
  • a new covered picnic shelter
  • a free gas barbecue.

Background

Kurt Fearnley OAM at Fearnley Grounds

A deliverable from the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040, Fearnley Grounds is a new precinct in Centennial Park driven by visitor feedback and responds directly to a number of perceived deficiencies in the Park’s offerings.

To meet the communities needs the Parklands proposed Stage One of the South West Hub project in 2014 to deliver improved amenities, upgraded accessibility and new services to this busy part of the Park.

The concept of the precinct was inspired by the historic precedence of a small combined kiosk and cyclist pavilion that was formerly located at the site of Centennial Parklands Dining. The facility operated in Centennial Park from 1908 to 1946 before it was destroyed by fire.

Works commenced in early 2015 and through a public naming competition, Kurt Fearnley’s name was proposed as the winning name of the precinct for its connection with cycling and resonation with the Parklands values.


The Greenhouse Centennial Park

The Greenhouse Cafe Centennial Park

The Greenhouse at Centennial Park is a unique and fresh café offering a Middle Eastern inspired menu serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats.

From sunrise, you can find the perfect cup of coffee by Campos, indulge in an afternoon Sonoma Bakery treat, or cool off with a gelato as you walk through the Park. Breakfast and lunch items available for both eat in or take away.

The Greenhouse is open seven days a week and trading hours are:

  • Sunday to Friday: 6.30 am – 4.00 pm
  • Saturday: 6.30 am – 5.00 pm

Please note trading hours may be reduced in the case of extreme weather conditions.


Centennial Park Cycles

Centennial Park Cycles

Centennial Park Cycles is one of Sydney's largest and best bicycle hire and service facilities which now has a permanent home in Fearnley Grounds. The team hires out a wide range of bicycles to suit all types of cyclists - from beginners to experts. Their hire fleet is very extensive, and includes mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes and hybrid bikes - even pedal cars!

Hiring rates for bicycles are available on their website as well as all contact details.

In addition to their bicycle hire services Centennial Park Cycles offers customers:

  • on the spot repairs and maintenance
  • bicycles parts and accessories
  • bicycle sales and more.

Hours of operation: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm, seven days a week (last hire 4.00 pm). Contact them on 0401 357 419 or info@cyclehire.com.au


The Learners Cycleway and playground

The Children's Learners Cycleway

The Children’s Learners Cycleway is a dedicated children’s bike track where kids on trikes and bikes can learn to cycle safely.

The playground features an adjacent barbecue area, toilets and large shade trees around its boundary. It is positioned next to the Children’s Learners Cycleway.

The cycleway and playground will be upgraded in 2016 – if you would like to receive more information and news on these renovations please subscribe to our Park Notices eNewsletters here.

Fearnley Grounds Playground