Newtown's streets are known for their wide avenues, majestic fig trees, and off-beat locals. The association is rarely made between the hustle of King Street and the greener spaces in Sydney. Nonetheless, Newtown does possess its pockets of parkland.
Hollis Park was Newtown's first park. It is located at Wilson Street, which passes from Newtown to Darlington. It is possible to drive from Sydney's central business district to Wilson Street in just under 10 minutes.
Hollis Park is bisected by several walk ways, uniting in a central, raised, circular platform in the centre. With fig trees lining the perimeter and trees at various points, the park is the ideal location for a quiet stroll or a picnic with the family. You can even bring the family dog, who is allowed off-leash between 6pm and 8am daily. There is also a small playground within the part, providing slides and monkey bars for younger visitors.
The City of Sydney allows people to book or reserve parks and makes provision for people wanting to use the park for filming. The most popular reason for booking tends to be weddings, although reception events are not permitted in parks, the ceremonies themselves can be held within the grounds of Hollis Park.