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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published May 3rd 2012
Located in the inner city, Victoria Park is a large and beautiful park surrounded with almost everything you wish for historic buildings, proximity to city, children's playground and great scenery. I have passed by the park a few times but never have had a chance to really explore this lovely place. It is always in my mind that I would love spending time at this park to discover its beauty. And I finally made it this week.

Victoria Park

Once I was there, the massive grassy areas caught my eye right away. A walk through the park was a continuous exploration and delight. I felt peaceful when I sat down in front of the lake with waterbirds around, and was able to enjoy the slowness of life. It's really hard to find such an amazing place when we live in the city full of bars, concrete and cranes.

The Lake

Taking a leisurely stroll through the areas, I found playgrounds surrounded by a flying fox, basketball practice hoop and swings. If you have kids, bring them here and they'll certainly love running around with all the play equipment. As the park covers nine hectare with plenty of trees, it's perfect for you to secure a quiet, picturesque and shaded spot for family picnic. In addition, there's a delightful outdoor pool for exercise and recreation.

Grassy areas for rest and picnic

The Playground

Adjacent to the park is the campus of University of Sydney. There're a lot of historic buildings constructed around architectural features and the Main Quadrangle is the landmark. It's gorgeous and stunning.

The Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney

The park is easily accessible as it is situated on the corner of City and Parramatta Road Broadway. This park is worth revisiting even if you've been here before. I highly recommend this place for your weekend activity.
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Why? A beautiful park for the whole family
When: Anytime
Where: Corner of City and Parramatta Road, Broadway
Cost: Free
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