Centennial Park is Sydney's playground in the inner east, offering visitors 189-hectares of wide open spaces for recreation, learning and leisure.
"It is emphatically the People’s Park… one of the grandest adornments of this beautiful country"
Sir Henry Parkes, opening Centennial Park, 26 January 1888.
From its origins as the traditional home of the Gadi People, to the part it played in the signing of the Federation of Australia, Centennial Park's history is rich and compelling.
Fearnley Grounds is home to the Learners Cycleway and bike hire shop. If you’re feeling famished, The Greenhouse has you covered and there’s also a BBQ and picnic areas.
Long one of Sydney's favourite picnic areas, Centennial Park offers an abundance of shady picnic spots and provides six free barbecues available for use by the public.
Boasting three playgrounds, the new nature-play area, WILD PLAY and an abundance of picnic spots within easy reach, Centennial Park is a popular destination with families from all over Sydney.
Centennial Park is a sport-lovers haven and bookings for Brazilian Fields, Mission Fields and Ash Paddock are available to organised teams and members of the public either casually or seasonally.
Featuring both native and exotic plantings, Centennial Park's formal gardens owe much to the Picturesque and Gardenesque tastes of Charles Moore, James Jones, Joseph Maiden and William Forsyth.
Centennial Park's grasslands, woodlands and spectacular vistas make exploring a delight and give an insight into Picturesque and Gardenesque landscaping techniques and historic park design.
Created in line with the aesthetic criteria of Victorian-era park design and spanning almost 26-hectares, Centennial Parklands’ ponds offer birds and wildlife a sanctuary just minutes from Sydney’s CBD.