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Queens Park

Looking from Queens Park to the city

Facts in brief

  • Opened: 1888
  • Size: 26 hectares
  • Description: An urban park, set in a natural amphitheatre at the foot of dramatic sandstone cliffs, with panoramic views of the Sydney region.
  • Historic features: historic tree species

A short history of Queens Park

It was originally established to commemorate the centenary of European settlement in 1888 and has three giant Moreton Bay figs that may be older than the park itself.

The park features many sporting fields bordered by sandstone outcrops and established trees with a number a City backdrops.

A viewing area located the sandstone ridge on the eastern edge of the Park provides spectacular views over Queens Park and across to the city.

Queens Park is also home to some of the oldest and largest trees in Centennial Parklands. The Park was planted in the 1890s and 1930s with Moreton Bay and Port Jackson figs, Monterey Pines, araucarias and Holm Oaks. There are three giant Moreton Bay Figs in Queens Park estimated to be older than the park itself. The park also boasts several striking coral trees.

Today the park is used for informal recreation and organised sports such as cricket, rugby, soccer and touch football.

In 2003, the Queens Park Master Plan was prepared by the Trust to guide the ongoing maintenance and usage of the park.

Further information