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Sydney is a very green city – in more ways than one! The local area features some of the biggest and most iconic public spaces you’ll visit, from historic Hyde Park (dates back to the early 19th century) to the award-winning Paddington Reservoir Gardens, which has re-imagined and revitalised a former water source in a completely different way.

Below you’ll find a list of some of our favourite public parks that are sure to become a few of your new favourites too.

We have included information such as local public transport links and facilities within the parks, such as playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas as well as sporting grounds and contact details.

Name Location Details

Alexandria Park

 
Buckland Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

This park includes sports grounds, a playground, bike parking and toilets.

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands
Centennial Park NSW 2021

The 360 hectare area consists of Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park.

Cook + Phillip Park 4 College Street
Corner William Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Cook + Phillip Park features plenty of lush grass and places to sit with bubblers nearby. The grass sections are off-leash areas at all times. Features a children's play area, basketball court and public art installations.

Glebe Foreshore Parks

Chapman Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Nestled against the Glebe foreshore, these 4 parks make up more than 17 hectares of open grasslands, sports fields, adventure playgrounds, wetlands and off-leash areas.
Hyde Park Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Australia's oldest park is divided by Park Street.
Public facilities include toilets, cafés, and bike parking. Well serviced by bus and rail links.

Observatory Hill Park Upper Fort Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. Public toilets available.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens 251-255 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Opened in 2009, this public space is within a former underground reservoir. Includes a fish pond, lawns, gardens and shaded seating.

Pirrama Park Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Includes the land formerly known as Pyrmont Point Park. Pirrama Park is built on the former water police site.
Prince Alfred Park Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

More than 7.5. hectares of open space which includes a tennis centre and children's playground.

Redfern Park and Oval Redfern Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Redfern Park and the adjoining Redfern Oval received a major upgrade in 2007. The park is a popular venue for Aboriginal peoples' political and cultural events. It contains a naturally shaded playground, a barbecue area and the grandstand and sports field at the Oval provide training facilities for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Sydney Park Sydney Park Road
St Peters NSW 2044

The former brickworks site is now 40 rolling hectares of open parkland.
Includes a sports oval, the Community and Road Education Scheme (CARES) centre, large children's playground and scenic wetlands.

Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000

Five hectares of open space located within Darling Harbour. Contains water features, landscaped gardens, grassed amphitheatre, children's playground and the Chinese Garden of Friendship. 

Victoria Park Parramatta Road
Broadway NSW 2008

Adjacent to the University of Sydney, this is a 9 hectare park. It boasts extensive grassed areas, a children's playground and the serene Lake Northram.

Wentworth Park Wentworth Park Road
Ultimo NSW 2007

This popular park provides 4 floodlit sports fields, practice cricket nets and shaded playground.

Last updated: Thursday, 23 January 2014