Maintaining our historic brick kilns
The Sydney Park brick kilns and chimneys have great cultural and historical importance.
We are undertaking maintenance works on the kilns to ensure this rare historical brickworks site is preserved for the future.
- removing vegetation from the mortar
- repairing and reinforcing cracked bricks and mortar
- rebuilding the top section of chimney 4
- improving the structural stability of chimney 2
- installing a copper sheet cap on chimney 4 to prevent water penetration.
The City's contractor, Sullivans Construction, will carry out the works Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm.
The works started in December 2016 and are expected be completed in mid 2017.
For more information, please contact:
A/Portfolio Relationship Manager Corporate and Public Domain
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture perfect in St Peters
Ask any Sydney resident about the first thing that pops into their mind when they hear the name Sydney Park and chances are they’ll tell you about the tall chimneys that rise above the former brickworks site.
The brick kilns have not been used for more than 60 years but the historic structures remain, providing an instantly recognisable landmark in the north-western corner of the park.
However, Sydney Park is much more than just brick chimneys.
The park is in St Peters, on the fringes of the city south. The open space is made of 40 hectares of lush grass, landscaped gardens, rolling hills, meandering pathways and picturesque wetlands. Creeks flow throughout the park and attract all different types of birds. There are plenty of spacious viewing decks that are perfectly placed to make sure you can take it all in as long as you like. Sydney Park is popular for weekend picnics and it’s very dog friendly.
A large children’s playground will probably have the grown-ups mesmerised just as much as the kids. The tactile, one-of-a-kind playground includes many different types of equipment that will keep children entertained for hours, as well as several elements that will stimulate their senses of touch, hearing and sight.
Parts of Sydney Park are accessible, such as the playground, some paths and toilets, but it does contain some steep hills. It is home to the AIDS Memorial Grove. The Sydney Park Cycling Centre is within the grounds, providing a space for families to learn about cycling and road safety. Cafés, barbecue facilities near the children's bike track and near the wetlands, and public toilets are also available in the park.
If you’re heading to the park by public transport, St Peters train station is just across the road. There are also a few bus routes that stop nearby, such as the 370 and 422. Look for routes that travel down Sydney Park Road, Princes Highway and King Street. Three car parks are available, two of which feature accessible parking bays.
There are 4 car parks around Sydney Park:
- Barwon Park Road (nearest to playground and brick kilns)
- Sydney Park Road (nearest to cycling centre)
- Euston Road (nearest to Alan Davidson Oval and Sydney Park Pavilion)
- Campbell Street (nearest to wetlands).
Sydney Park Rd
St Peters NSW 2044
Last updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2017