Chairs in Squares

Chairs in Squares

What you need to know




  • Deck chairs, tables and umbrellas.
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  • Free books to borrow or keep.
  • Deck chairs back for summer

    Workers and visitors can take some time out from their busy schedules with the return of the City of Sydney’s candy-striped deck chairs during the summer months. 

    More than 100 deck chairs are dotted around city centre squares, alongside café-style tables and umbrellas and crates of books as part of the annual Chairs in Squares program.

    Furniture and crates of free books are available on weekdays from sunrise to sunset at:

    The popular program, now in its 4th year, was inspired by a similar scheme in New York to encourage city dwellers to unwind.

    Chairs in Squares is on until April 2015.

    A couple of friends sitting in deck chairs while reading Enjoy our deck chairs this summer.

    Last updated: Tuesday, 7 October 2014