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  • 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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Kensington Ponds

Kensington PondsA large open drain transports water from Busby’s Pond across the Mission Fields and the Learners’ Cycleway into Kensington Ponds. The larger of the two ponds has well-vegetated banks making it excellent for bird life, especially the purple swamphen and dusky moorhen.

When water levels are low, large areas of mudflats attract white faced herons and egrets. Water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic weed, is common in this pond and is managed through the application of an environmental friendly herbicide.

A culvert feeds the smaller of the Kensington Ponds from Darley Road. Despite the proximity to a stormwater inlet, this pond is one of the few places where tadpoles can be found in Centennial Park. This pond is used for supplying irrigation water for the playing fields and flowerbeds of Centennial and Queens Parks.