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Centennial Park, Sydney

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by Ivana Katz (subscribe)
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Published August 16th 2012
Walk, run, roller skate, scooter, cycle or ride a horse
Sydney's spectacular Centennial Park is located in the heart of Eastern Suburbs and has something for everyone. Whether you like to run, ride your bike or horse, scooter or roller skate, you will enjoy the stunning landscaped gardens as you move through the park.

For those wishing to spend a day relaxing, bring a picnic and settle under one of the large shady trees or cook some sausages on a BBQ for a quick easy lunch.

On the weekend Centennial Parklands Mobile Food Van is offers a range of food and drinks such as coffee, tea, sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls and hot dogs. You will find the Mobile Food Van adjacent to the Shelter Pavilion, Duck Pond on Parkes Drive

For children, there are plenty of green open spaces to fly a kite or run around and play ball as well as 3 playgrounds

Restaurant Playground, located near Centennial Parklands Restaurant, The playground is suitable for children aged 0 5 and includes interactive sound features, with modern play equipment, giant guiros, a water feature, 'hug-me' poles and turtle sculptures. It is ideally located near to takeaway coffee and food facilities.

Paddington Gates Playground (located adjacent to Paddington Gates). The playground has a shady area with a BBQ, toilet and carpark and also features an accessible swing that can be used by children with special needs, such as wheelchairs.

Learners Cycleway Playground is located within the Learners Cycleway near the southern edge of Centennial Park and features an adjacent barbecue area, toilets and large trees. It also has a cycleway ideal for young children learning to ride.

Centennial Park has a number of baseball/softball diamonds, cricket wickets, hockey fields, soccer fields and touch football fields which are available for hire during winter and summer.

Some of the most popular places to visit in Centennial Park are its stunning formal gardens, ponds and grasslands, which change with every season. These include:
Column Garden
Rose Garden
Frog Hollow
Kensington Ponds
Sandstone Ridge
Lachlan Reserve
Pine Forest
Paperbark Grove
Busbys Pond
Duck Pond
Fly Casting Pond
Kensington Ponds
Lily Pond
Model Yacht Pond
Musgrave Pond
One More Shot
And more

If the weather turns or you'd like a change of scenery, then head over to The Entertainment Quarter for lunch and more fun. Find more information about The Entertainment Quarter.

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Why? Perfect park for the whole family
When: All year round
Where: Lang Road, Moore Park
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Hey Ivana, nice collection of pictures.. Thanks for letting us know about the park. Do you know if the water Lilly's bloom in march?
by divya (score: 0|6) 1055 days ago
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