World Urban Parks noted Centennial Park for its “well managed and protected mix of rich nature, well-preserved heritage and provision of a good range of activities, in cooperation with the community in the heart of the densely populated inner Sydney”
Now in its 130th year, Centennial Park features formal and decorative gardens, ponds, grand avenues, statues and monuments, historic buildings, NSW’s first children’s “wild play” garden, education precinct, equestrian grounds and sporting facilities.
Awards such as this highlight the global importance of Urban Parks to both the development of cities and their communities. Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland was also awarded Gold, and was praised for its well-protected heritage. Learn more about Phoenix Park on their website or on their Twitter @phoenixparkopw.