Wet, wet, wet. Not the Scottish pop band, but Sydney this week. And Centennial Park didn’t miss the deluge.

Sometimes many of us forget the origins of Centennial Park. Created out of swampland and rocky outcrop, it often just takes a bit of rain for the Park to revert back to its roots (no pun intended).

It was not long ago we were celebrating the Tibouchinas - they're now not quite so spectacular!

It was not long ago we were celebrating the Tibouchinas – they’re now not quite so spectacular!

 

The ponds started overflowing onto roads, which made conditions a bit tricky in some parts

The ponds started overflowing onto roads, which made conditions a bit tricky in some parts

 

We alas lost a few of our 15,000 trees...but not too many considering the circumstances

We alas lost a few of our 15,000 trees…but not too many considering the circumstances

 

These are usually some of the best seats in the house...

These are usually some of the best seats in the house…

 

Our Rangers had a challenge doing their rounds...

Our Rangers had a challenge doing their rounds…

 

Pump house? Good luck pumping that out!

Pump house? Good luck pumping that out!

 

Grand Drive became a little hazardous

Grand Drive became a little hazardous

 

Our sports fields may need a little drying time...

Our sports fields may need a little drying time…

 

But there's always someone who makes the most of it!

But there’s always someone who makes the most of it!

 

While Centennial Park copped a downpour, “the People’s Park” will recover. It’s times like these we should be thinking more about the ‘People’ than the ‘Park’, such as staff and volunteers from organisations like the State Emergency Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Police and the Ambulance Service of NSW.

Thanks to you all for your work over the last week!

 

Community resources

If you are interested in being prepared for times of emergency, here are a couple of resources available:

 

Download our apps

Download our apps

 

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