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by Emma Brown (subscribe)
I'm a Freelance Journalist and Communications Specialist specialising in health and wellness, arts and entertainment.
Published November 16th 2010
Queens Park is fit for royalty.

It is part of and adjacent to Centennial Parklands with similar terrain except for the crowds and cars and with an emphasis on team sports.

The grounds have lots of open space and large trees in a natural amphitheatre valley. The northern perimeter of the park has a path that overlooks the basin shape offering stunning views of the landscape from Randwick to Botany.

Moreton Bay figs sit upon a small cliff face along the length of the path with complicated root systems and tiny natural streams overhanging amazing sandstone caves. When you walk upon the path there is a crisp feeling like being in a rainforest.

Below sits a football ground and stadium that is often used by Waverley College for rugby training and weekend games.

An outdoor gym, gated children's playground and cycling track as well as numerous grass playing fields for football, cricket and soccer are located on the western flatter section of the park.

It has been used for sports fields since 1938. Moriah College also uses the park for their PDHPE lessons as well as soccer and touch football associations.

On the eastern side there are massive trees - Moreton Bay and Port Jackson figs, Monterey Pines, araucarias and Holm Oaks. According to the website: 'there are three giant Moreton Bay Figs estimated to be older than the park itself'.

The park is an excellent place to walk the dog with the entire park, except for the children's playground, allowing dogs off the leash.

You can view an interactive map of the park here.
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Why? Play sport, relax, get fit and play
When: anytime
Where: Queens Park (framed by Carrington Road, Baronga Ave and Queens Park Road)
Cost: free
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