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The Lachlan Reserve picnic area offers a large, open space with plenty of shade provided by a fairy-tale-like forest of paperbarks and she-oaks.

You'll find Lachlan Reserve within easy walking distance to Centennial Park's iconic Lily and Duck Ponds and directly opposite the historic Rose and Column Gardens.



Public Site Hire = $315
School Site Hire = $125
Corporate Site Hire = $920


Lachlan Reserve picnic site
Dickens Drive near Lily Pond
Dog on-leash area
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Up to 100 guests


For more information please contact (02) 9339 6699 or

Further Info

  • Number of reserved picnic tables: 2
  • Mobile food van nearby
  • Self-guided walking path nearby
  • Approximate distance to amenities: 20m
  • Schools are permitted to exceed the site capacity at Lachlan Reserve. Above 100 people the school site hire fee becomes $1 per person.
  • Your own BBQ^
  • Up to two tables
  • Up to 30 chairs
  • One 3m x 3m pop up shade structure

^ Subject to Centennial Parklands Regulations. See Picnic Booking Terms and Conditions for details

  • An additional two tables and 30 chairs
  • Children’s entertainer (e.g. a face painter or a clown)
  • A caterer serving food (no cooking onsite)
  • A live acoustic ensemble of up to four people
  • One additional 3m x 3m pop up shade structure
  • A commercial photographer