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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published November 20th 2012
A massive community focused park in the inner city
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Sydney Park, massive and great for many fun activities

Sydney Park in the St Peters and Alexandria areas is massive. Massive would an an understatement. I would have to say this as I recently ran inside, outside and throughout this park as part of a weekly, timed running race that I recently participated in for WeekendNotes Sydney.

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Part of the kids playground space

Not surprisingly so, as Sydney Park comprises of over 40 hectares of open parkland. One of the largest parks in the inner city. Sydney Park also has a community feel with ample views of the city skyline. A sense of community is enjoyed whatever you end up relishing here.

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The kiosk area

For starters, the popular St Peters Parkrun event is held every Saturday morning at 8am here. Sydney Park paves the way for a challenging course all the same. To cool down and unwind afterwards, Sydney Park also has its own fully catered and equipped kiosk with takeaway coffee available. The most multi-coloured chairs one has ever seen in any park.

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There is plenty to do here

If you're a dog lover, Sydney Park is a perfect place to take fido for a walk or a run. Maybe fido might want to socialise with the other dogs. That is fine too.

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The sandpits in the kids play area

Bike riding is emerging as a popular exercise past time in Sydney in addition to walking and running. Bike riders love the challenging course here too. Walkers, the course is just as challenging for you. You will also find couples holding hands. One popular and busy park. Also speaking of sport, the Alan Davidson Oval is a world class sporting facility for AFL and cricket players. The outside oval also comprises part of the 5km challenging course that comes with the St Peters Parkrun experience. This is one massive oval, especially running around it.

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Sydney Park is also great for picnics and BBQ's

Come here on a Saturday morning and you will also find a group of other fitness fanatics boxing and playing tug-o-war. Ample restroom and parking facilities are also enjoyed, and Sydney Park is also conveniently located right near St Peters train station.

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Colourful seats at the kiosk

In terms of animal conservation, a series of water courses and wetlands run from the centre to the south eastern corner of the park. This provides habitat for native and visiting waterfowl. This park also plays a prominent role in community and charitable events such as National Tree Day.

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Helping little ones learn the letters of the alphabet

Equally as exciting, the children's playground area was opened by the City of Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore back on the 6th of December 2008. A variety of different swings, as well as multiple sandpits are available. There are certain plaques within the park where kids can learn the alphabet, no different to watching Sesame Street. One modern playground indeed, and also comes with family BBQ facilities.

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Sydney Park is also dog friendly

Apart from being right underneath the flight path (also within close proximity to Sydney Airport) Sydney Park is one amazing social, fitness and community hotspot in Sydney.

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Sydney Park, a great park
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Why? An amazing park where a myriad of different activities are enjoyed, including a fairly new kids playground
When: Depending on you
Phone: 02 9246 7767
Where: Sydney Park
Cost: Free, unless you're participating in a paid event here. There is also a cost if you buy your food at the kiosk.
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Love this park but the cafe has to have the slowest service in history. More than 20 minutes for a coffee and more than 45 minutes to half heat a frozen sausage roll!!! Bring a picnic for a great day out :)
by barba26 (score: 1|21) 2685 days ago
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