Photos of the Week: Brad Cole and Vivienne Skinner

31 Oct

Spring in Sydney can bring a range of weather types – hot, wet, windy and…foggy?

Yes, last Saturday morning Sydneysiders woke to fog, and two of our park visitors were luckily on hand to capture Centennial Park and share it with us…

Brad Cole Fog in Centennial Park Photos of the Week: Brad Cole and Vivienne Skinner

Fog in Centennial Park (photo by Brad Cole, via Twitter: @Brad__Cole)

Vivienne Skinner Fog in Centennial Park Photos of the Week: Brad Cole and Vivienne Skinner

Fog in Centennial Park (photo by Vivienne Skinner, via Twitter: @VivienneSkinner)

 

Thanks to Brad Cole and Vivienne Skinner for sharing these photos with us via Twitter. Unseasonal fog, but makes a stunning backdrop to Centennial Park!

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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Photo of the week
on 31 Oct 2014
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Centennial Parklands volunteer plant sale

30 Oct

Plant propagation Centennial Parklands volunteer plant sale

This Saturday we’re holding our next Volunteer Plant Sale in Centennial Park – a great opportunity to buy your very own authentic piece of Centennial Park AND to support a great cause. What cause? Read on.

A number of years ago we established a community nursery in Centennial Park that would eventually aim to make Centennial Parklands self-sustaining in replacement plants in the Parklands.

A solid and enthusiastic group of volunteers meets regularly, and last hours have built up thousands of hours over the years, with the group coming together on a fortnightly basis.

Permaculture Centennial Parklands volunteer plant sale

Volunteers busy in the Centennial Parklands nursery

An educational resource

In addition to being a great resource for the Parklands, the nursery is also co-located within our Education Precinct so becomes an education opportunity for children of all ages to come, enjoy and get their hands dirty!

School Centennial Parklands volunteer plant sale

The nursery is located within the Education Precinct in Centennial Park

The Plant Sale

Rarely can you use the word ‘unique’ and know that it is! This Saturday you have a unique opportunity to own your own piece of Centennial Parklands. All plants have been propagated at the Centennial Park Nursery by our volunteers.

Plants will be on sale from as little as $2.

  • Time: 9am–1pm
  • Date: Saturday 1 November 2014
  • Venue: Centennial Parklands Nursery, Education Precinct, Centennial Park (see Parklands Map – grid ref: F4).

More information on this event is here.

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Events, Trees and plants, Volunteers
on 30 Oct 2014
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Next Birdwatcher’s Breakfast to feature a new ‘partner’

29 Oct

Spotter Scope Next Birdwatchers Breakfast to feature a new partner

Spring is time for new beginnings in the bird world, and also a time for new beginnings in the birdwatching world – and you can will benefit on the next Birdwatcher’s Breakfast in Centennial Park!

Gobi Desert Next Birdwatchers Breakfast to feature a new partner

Trevor’s spotting scope in the Gobi Desert!

On the last tour in winter, guide Trevor Waller announced the ‘retirement’ of his spotting scope.

He noted that it had started to grow moss inside the lens, has been dropped numerous times and rattled when it moved around.

Trevor’s spotting scope had a long and productive adventure for more than 17 years. It had been around the world and seen some amazing birds (even the Gobi Desert last year). Many distant specks had been magnified by the scope.

But all is not doom and gloom – but it means just one thing. Trevor’s getting a new scope!

Come for the tour, try out the spotting scope!

Trevor’s new scope (he expects for the next 17 years!) will get its first outing for the spring Birdwatcher’s Breakfast on 9 November.

If you’ve never joined us for one of these popular and very long-running tours, read about a previous tour here.

So be the first to look through Trevor’s new scope and spot some spectacular and beautiful springtime birdlife in Centennial Parklands.

Tour information

Details and booking information is available here.

 

Trevor. spotter scope tour group Next Birdwatchers Breakfast to feature a new partner

Trevor. spotting scope, tour group, Centennial Park. Come experience this wonderful guided walk this spring

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Birds and animals, Blog, Events
on 29 Oct 2014
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Oxford Street Cycleway opened

28 Oct

Oxford Street Cycleway Centennial Park Oxford Street Cycleway opened

Centennial Parklands’ latest addition to its upgraded cycling and pedestrian network has officially opened, with the Oxford Street Cycleway now available for the community to enjoy.

At an announcement by the Hon Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage, and the Hon Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads and Freight, it was noted that the $1.6 million separated cycleway and pedestrian pathway now provides a key link in the cycle network connecting Bondi Junction and other Eastern Suburbs areas with the Inner City.

The 800 metre-long cycleway and pedestrian pathway is another project delivered from the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040, and furthers our commitment to improving safety, increasing accessibility, and promoting sustainable transport opportunities for the community.

Rob Stokes Bruce Notley Smith Oxford Street Cycleway Oxford Street Cycleway opened

Hon Rob Stokes MP (left) and Bruce Notley-Smith MP amongst the first to try out the new Oxford Street Cycleway in Centennial Park

bi directional cycleway in Centennial Park Oxford Street Cycleway opened

The new cycleway is a bi-directional cycleway between Woollahra Gates and Paddington Gates, along the Oxford Street border of Centennial Park

Oxford Street Cycleway1 Oxford Street Cycleway opened

The dedicated cycle path is 3.5m wide, while the pedestrian pathway is 1.8m wide, and there is lighting at key locations to allow for 24 hour access to the cycleway

 

The new cycleway is the first stage in a regional improvement of Oxford Street / Moore Park Road and connecting cycleways, and we are pleased to be able to deliver this important piece of the connection early.

Before we all forget…

Quite often, once great projects like this are completed, many people begin to forget what was there before (or in this case, wasn’t there before!). So here’s a few photos of how the area looked just over six months ago!

Pre cycleway Oxford Street Cycleway opened

There was no formal pathway, no lighting and cyclists were forced to hug the outside of Oxford Street during peak hour traffic

Pre cycleway 2 Oxford Street Cycleway opened

For such a beautiful public park, the area looked barren, neglected and there was no formal pathway leading to or from the bus stop

We hope you enjoy the new cycleway and pedestrian pathway.

For the safety of yourself and others, please keep to respective dedicated cycling and pedestrian paths.

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Health and lifestyle, Sport and recreation
on 28 Oct 2014
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Hundreds of children enjoyed Spooks in the Park – were you there?

27 Oct

Spooks in the Park Hundreds of children enjoyed Spooks in the Park   were you there?

Hundreds of children flocked to Centennial Park for the annual family-fun Halloween event: “Spooks in the Park”. Great fun was had by all underneath a hot sun. Some of our ‘residents ghouls’ may have been suffering under their costumes, but the kids loved it!

Here’s our Facebook album to enjoy…and tag, if you find yourself or your child amongst all the fun.

 

 

Don’t have access to Facebook? Not a problem, photos are also set up as a Centennial Parklands Flickr album.

Thanks to all who came and made this such a memorable day!

Spooks in the Park was a partnership between Centennial Parklands and Orienteering NSW.

 


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Posted by Centennial Parklands in Blog, Events
on 27 Oct 2014
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