This week in Moore Park, we came together with the Minister of Environment and Heritage Gabrielle Upton, community clubs, local schools and state sporting organisations to celebrate the newly-renovated Centennial Parklands Sports Centre, which has recently undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade.
Joining Minister Upton was former Olympian and Parklands Trustee, Fiona de Jong, who communicated the importance of sporting facilities to local communities, and inspiring a new generation of athletes. Other special guests included local Coogee MP, Bruce Notley-Smith, representatives from Rugby NSW, Netball NSW, and NBL legend, Bruce Bolden who demonstrated his expert basketball skills on the resurfaced courts.
Here is a quick video from the launch!
Updating the Sport Centre
Centennial Parklands in the largest community sports precinct in Australia, with more than 560,000 sports users, 120 fields and venues, more than 35 different sports played or regularly featured annually.
At the heart of our community sporting in Moore Park and next to our new all-weather sports fields is the Centennial Parklands Sports Centre, which has been providing friendly, fun and professional services to tennis and netball enthusiasts for over 15 years.
This work represents a three year, ongoing project carried out by the Parklands team, with the goal to upgrade and rejuvenate these facilities to bring them in line with some of the best sporting precincts in Australia.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a recreational user or a die-hard spectator, the Sports Centre and surrounding precinct is an important community hub – especially for kids and grass root community sporting teams.
Accommodating to our growth
With over 180,000 visitors each year, the Sport Centre was in need of upgrades, and with the funding and rejuvenation this important community precinct has been brought back to life. Now the facilities can easily support the 150 schools that visit the precinct each year, and the 16,000 hours of sport that are played in the area!
Made possible by the NSW Government and the Parklands, some of the highlights of the upgrade include:
- Fencing repairs and refurbishment of the 11 tennis courts, making it one of Sydney’s best and largest outdoor tennis centres
- Energy efficient LED lighting upgrades
- Complete resurfacing of all the netball courts
- New, state-of-the-art tennis PlaySight SmartCourt technology to help you hone your tennis skills
- Refurbishment of the heritage Sports Centre, located on the corner of Anzac and Lang Road
- 8 additional all-weather courts were created which can be configured into a full field which is certified by FIFA, the ARU and the NRL.
Later in the day, the launch was celebrated with a community event, with sport teams coming to compete and make the most of the new facilities. The community night was a great success, so thank you to the Parklands team for arranging such a great evening. Images of the night are below.
Come and check them out!
Open 7 days a week, there are activities on offer for all age groups and skill levels, so you’re bound to find something to inspire you. If you want to see how you can get involved in some outdoor community events at the sports centre, check out our website here.