At Victoria Park, beautiful grassy lawns, a lily covered lake, pretty flower beds and a large number of native trees provide a tranquil oasis amidst the chaos of City Road and Parramatta Road Broadway.
The park is approximately 9 hectares, including the serene Lake Nothram which also has an ornamental wooden bridge and fountain.
Victoria Park is conveniently located opposite Broadway Shopping Centre and adjacent to Sydney University. The park is easily accessible by bus and parking is also generally available in the area (however be sure to check clearway signs and hours before parking).
Right in the heart of Victoria Park is the Victoria Park Pool. The facility has a heated outdoor 8 lane 50m pool and a toddlers' pool with a fountain feature for the kiddies. There is also a fitness centre and cafe on site, along with a swim shop with a full range of swimming accessories.
The Victoria Park pool runs group fitness classes, swimming lessons, stroke development and squad training, aquaerobics and also offers private lane hire.
Entry starts at $5.20 for adults, $3.30 for concession card holders, $2.00 for spectators, and $13.20 for families. Check the Victoria Park Pool website for detailed entry rates.
Victoria Park Playground
Victoria Park has a great children's playground with play equipment for children of all ages, including:
a flying fox, practice basketball hoop,
- swings, and
The playground was upgraded in 2009 and is now one of the most popular children's playgrounds in the area.
Within Victoria Park, there are a number of historic buildings and structures, such as the sandstone Gatehouse and Gardener's Cottage, historic entrance gates and a giant Canadian totem pole.
The Totem Pole was "presented to the people of Sydney in the name of the government and people of Canada on the occasion of National Timber Week, 1964" and was carved by Simon Charlie, a Quamishan man from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.