Centennial Park has been voted Sydney’s most loved local park by Sydneysiders. Time Out’s Love Sydney competition saw 3,139 votes, with Centennial Park coming out top for the category of best green space, followed closely by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Standing at 189 hectares, Centennial Park is one of Australia’s most famous parks, and well known as “the people’s park”. This award therefore goes to all the people that choose to spend their time enjoying the Park and our facilities, activities and events on offer. In celebration, we want to share with you our top five favourite spots in Centennial Park.
1. Rose & Column Garden
One of the most popular and picturesque spots in Centennial Park is the Column Garden, which is a stunning, seasonally changing formal garden.
Taking its name from two sandstone columns erected on the Busby Pond promontories in 1890, the area is always filled with beautiful horticultural displays and a rich history. The two columns originated from the demolished portico of the old Australian Museum, part of the original designs of James Barnet (constructed between 1866 and 1868).
Right by the side of Busbys Pond, its one the top picnic spots in Centennial Park. Right next door to the amazing Rose Garden, it’s the ideal place for an afternoon stroll.