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Published March 27th 2017
Enjoy a great day out with these city parks
The list below features top Sydney Parks. These city parks are the perfect way to enjoy a piece of green space and tranquillity within major city spots.

1. Alexandria Park

If you are a sports enthusiast you will love this park! The park features a multipurpose sports field, 2 tennis courts, basketball court and netball court. There is an oval which is perfect for cricket and football.
There is a children's playground which is fenced, picnic shelters, and cycle tracks.
The park is also dog-friendly and feature off-leash areas. Click here for the website.

Enjoy the flower beds at Hyde Park...Image Courtesy from City of City Facebook

2. Centennial Parklands
These parklands feature 360 hectares and are bordered by four local areas: Sydney city, Randwick, Woollahra and Waverley.
Centennial Park: This park is more than 186 hectares and feature open space, gardens, ponds, an abundance of picnic spots, sport fields, cricket grounds, horse riding, kids playgrounds and more.
Moore Park: This park is perfect for golf enthusiasts with the 18 hole course. The park also features netball and tennis courts, 115 hectares of open space and playgrounds.
Queens Park: This park is set in a nature amphitheatre at the foot of sandstone cliffs with stunning views. The park features 26 hectares of lawns, playground and field.
Click here for the website.

3. Cook Phillip Park
Located opposite Hyde Park, off Elizabeth Street, this park is known for its sleek and modern design. It features small waterfalls and fountains, dog-friendly areas with off-leash places. There is a basketball court, aquatic and fitness centre. Click here for the website.

Enjoy the sunset at Prince Alfred Park- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

4. Glebe Foreshore Parks
There are 4 parks making up more than 17 hectares of open grasslands, sport fields, adventure playgrounds, wetlands and dog-friendly off-leash areas. There are picnic areas with barbeques.
Federal Park: This park features sport activities, with floodlit field perfect for hockey and touch football, skateboard ramp, plenty of grass areas, dog-friendly off-leash areas.
Jubilee Park: This park is home to the historic cricket pavilion, it is also home to a sports field ideal for AFL or hockey, kids playground and dog-friendly.
Bicentennial Park: This park showcases plenty of green areas, picnic spots, fenced kids playground and dog-friendly off-leash areas.
Blackwattle Bay Park: This Park features a selection of historical structures, picnic and barbeque areas, playground and dog-friendly off-leash areas. Click here for the website.

Observatory Hill Park is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic under the giant Moreton Bay Fig Tree- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

5. Hyde Park
This is Australia's oldest park and it is home to 16 hectares of wide open space in the heart of Sydney CBD. There is plenty of lush grass to enjoy a picnic or sit back and relax, walking trails, monuments, fountains, Anzac Memorial and the Pool of Reflection, statues, and gardens to enjoy. Click here for the website.

Surround yourself with a bit of history at Paddington Reservoir Park- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

6. Observatory Hill
This park offers million dollar spectacular views! The park is home to sweeping panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and Harbour Bridge. It also has exercise stations, public artworks, rotunda, tennis court, plenty of green space for picnics and relaxation and walking paths. Click here for the website.

Pirrama Park offers lovely walking paths...

7. Paddington Reservoir Gardens
This award-winning venue has been completely transformed to its former life and features immaculate gardens, wide boardwalks, plenty of green spaces for picnics and relaxation, roof-top features including the stunning sunken garden. This heritage-listed park is also home to the reservoir original framework. Click here for the website.

Sydney's Park is a wetlands haven! Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

8. Pirrara Park
This 1.8 hectare park features perfect landscape grasslands, wide avenues, playground, café, picturesque spots, plenty of greenery for picnics and barbeque areas, walking trails, and playground. Click here for the website.

9. Prince Alfred Park
This park includes an outdoor heated swimming pool, award-winning facilities, tennis courts, basketball courts, kids playground, splash deck for toddlers, café, bleachers, umbrellas, walking trails, fitness stations, dog-friendly off-leash areas, and plenty of picnic areas. Click here for the website.

10. Redfern Park
Adjoining to the Redfern Oval, this park features training facilities, picnic areas, historic features, walking paths and a children's playground.

Enjoy a romantic moment at Observatory Hill Park- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

11. Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain
These gardens are a must visit, with more than 65 hectares to discover, these gardens feature plenty of green lawns to enjoy a picnic and relax, free guided tours, garden exhibits, walking trails, monuments and it is a stroll away from art galleries, museums and the Sydney Opera House. Click here for the website.

12. Sydney Park
This historical park features open space made of 40 hectares of lush greenry, landscaped gardens, rolling hill, walking trails, wetlands, creeks, children's playground, historic structures, cycling trails including a children's bike track, barbeque areas, picnic areas and it is also a dog-friendly park.

Sydney Park is the perfect spot to play fetch with your pooch at this dog-friendly park- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

13. Tumbalong Park
Surrounded by some of Sydney's finest shops, restaurants and waterholes. This park is a perfect spot to enjoy a lunch break or just to sit back and soak up the sun as you relax. There is plenty of green spaces, small garden, table tennis tables, fitness equipment, picnic tables, wooden sun deck chairs with umbrellas, children's playground across from the park. Click here for my article.

Enjoy picnics at Centennial Parklands- Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook

14. Victoria Park
This picturesque 9 hectare park features grass fields, secluded and peaceful spots to relax or picnic, playground, gardens, Victoria Park Pool is also located within the park, and dog-friendly off-leash areas

15. Wentworth Park
This park features multipurpose fields, cricket nets, fitness stations, playground, picnic areas and plenty of greenery to enjoy.

16. Wulaba Park
This park features an exciting adventure playground, landscaped picnic areas, barbeque areas, bike and walking trails, tennis courts, and gardens.
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