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Parks, pools and gardens

Parks, pools and gardens

Swimming and leisure

There are 5 major aquatic centres in the local area where the City provides 5,300 swimming lessons each week. An access card allows pensioners and people on low incomes to visit the City's swimming pools for a reduced entry fee.

Parks and ovals

The City manages more than 400 parks and playgrounds in the local area.

The City is responsible for collecting leaves and litter in these parks. It's a big job for the City. Clearing away the last remains of autumn in Hyde Park alone required 40 wheelie bins and 5 hours' work.

Fallen leaves are collected year-round as they can become slippery if left on pathways. They are also collected from fountains and water features.

Sports facilities

The City provides sporting grounds open to the public, including tennis courts, ovals and fields. Coaching programs are also offered.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs train at Redfern Oval.


The City is about to embark on a tree planting program to increase the tree canopy by 50 per cent by 2030, as a part of the Sustainable Sydney target.

Trees provide physical and psychological health benefits, enhance City precincts and make a positive contribution to the lives of residents, workers and visitors.

Last updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2012