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Published February 20th 2012
Victoria Park, an Oasis on the City Fringe

Victoria Park
Victoria Park, image by Adam J.W.C.

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).

Victoria Park
View of Lake Nothram over garden bed

Wooden Bridge and Fountain
Wooden bridge and fountain at Lake Nothram

Lilies on Lake Nothram
Lilies on Lake Nothram

Victoria Park Pool

Victoria Park Pool
Victoria Park Pool, image from City of Sydney/Victoria Park Pool Website

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
- spinners.

The playground was upgraded in 2009 and is now one of the most popular children's playgrounds in the area.

Images in this section courtesy of the City of Sydney/Victoria Park website.

A Historically Significant Site

Totem Pole
Totem Pole, image by T. Hudson

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.
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Why? A serene oasis right on the city fringe
When: Open all year round
Where: Corner City Road & Parramatta Road (Broadway)
Cost: Park and Playground are free. Check website for pool entry rates.
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