Sydney is wet at the moment, but almost 50 years ago it tumbled down so much that Centennial Park was completely flooded in many low-lying areas.

Here’s two photos on Parkes Drive in Centennial Park during that downpour…


Flooding along Parkes Drive, Centennial Park 1966

Flooding along Parkes Drive, Centennial Park 1966


A soggy sense of humour - the sign says: "No Entry, Sprinklers Under Test"!

A soggy sense of humour – the sign says: “No Entry, Sprinklers Under Test”!


Want some activity ideas for when it’s raining in Sydney?

Well why not try these activities across Centennial Parklands:

For kids:


For adults:


Or, alternately, for the more adventurous out there…there is always this option:


"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain..."

“I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain…”


Don’t let it be said we haven’t given you options!



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