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Centennial Park

Centennial Park is one of the most historic parklands in Australia. It also happens to be one of the best known and most loved as well. Once a swamp, the land was set aside to provide a water source for the city of Sydney. However in 1888 the land was reconstructed and opened as a public park by Sir Henry Parkes whose vision was to create a 'people's park' as a place for the citizens of Sydney to relax away from the bustling town centre.

Known as 'the lungs of the city', Centennial Park is one of the leading public parklands in the world and is one of the most socially and historically significant urban spaces in the country. Comprised of three major urban parks, the parkland covers a total of 360 hectares and features The Federation Pavilion which houses Australia's Federation monument.

A grand park in the tradition of European parklands, Centennial park features more than 15,000 trees, flower beds, ponds, sporting fields, statues, grand avenues, formal gardens, heritage buildings and Australian wildlife. It's various flora and fauna includes some significant plants including Holm Oaks, Norfolk Pines and Port Jackson Figs.

The park also features an event space, visitor information centre, education centre, kiosk, exhibition space, cafes and restaurant. The parkland also contains Trust offices, Superintendents Residence and two main areas of endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub ecological community.

Admission
Admission is free.

Getting There
Centennial Parklands easily accessible by public transport just minutes from the Sydney CBD.

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