Centennial Park 125th Anniversary
Centennial Park is arguably Australia's most historically significant public park. It is the birthplace of modern Australia, chosen as the site for the inauguration of the Federation of Australia in 1901.
When it was opened 13 years earlier in 1888, Centennial Park was given a nickname - the People's Park. This was not just an aspiration by the creators of the Park, but an ethos that has continued down the years.
Today, Centennial Park is the centrepiece of Centennial Parklands, an urban parklands that brings together Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park. With an estimated 25 million visits a year being made here, we provide a critical space for Sydneysiders and beyond to enjoy.
The 125th Anniversary - key highlights
Throughout 2013 we will be celebrating Centennial Park's 125th Anniversary - a significant milestone for the whole community. Here are a number of key highlights so far...
The Light Garden:
A 10-day celebratory event from 18-27 January to mark the Park's birthday! See news, photos and videos of the event.
The 125 Challenge:
Can you meet our challenge? We list 125 things to do in 2013. Find out more.
As Small Birds Play:
Hear and watch a beautiful musical composition inspired by Centennial Park. Enjoy it now.
125 Bird Challenge:
An ambitious project for all - can we spot 125 different species of bird in Centennial Park during 2013? See how we're going.
We're running two fantastic photo competitions in 2013. Find out more.
We're collecting your favourite stories, memories and anecdotes about Centennial Park. Read them now or submit your own.
Watch a fascinating documentary:
Nostalgic about the past? Watch a stunning documentary of Centennial Park from 1979. See it online.
A 125 Miscellany:
A collection of images, videos and other miscellany that has helped to celebrate this significant milestone. See them now.
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