International award for Sydney Park
Sydney Park has been recognised with a prestigious Green Flag award, an international accolade that acknowledges great parks for their value to the community.
The 4.8 hectare property was a waste dump and industrial site from the 1880s until the City of Sydney transformed the site into a world class urban park.
The award is the City’s 3rd Green Flag, with Redfern Park and Hyde Park winning the prize over the past two years.
Sydney Park is our largest and we’ve been working to improve recreation and relaxation areas as well as revitalising the park’s entire wetland system.
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 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.
Sydney Park Rd
St Peters NSW 2044
Last updated: Monday, 20 July 2015